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Highmoor bodgers

Mr Wells with a hand turned rolling pin

Over the years, many bodgers have worked in Highmoor producing turned chair parts for the High Wycombe chair industry.

This article from the Henley Standard documents the fact that Edward Wells was one of the last bodgers in the area.

Sid Wells

Sidney Wells, Edward's son, was also a bodger.  He was born in Highmoor in 1901 and started working in the woods with his father when he was only 12.

More information on bodgers and the local village history of Highmoor and Stoke Row is found in Dipping into the Wells by Angela Spencer-Harper. For more information go to www.oldplace.free-online.co.uk

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Highmoor

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SU700850

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