The Sally Scagell Peace Home Page

2015 cemetery talks and tours

Date: Wednesday evening 6th May 2015 at 7pm
Join Sally for a tour of High Wycombe Cemetery and discover the stories behind some of Wycombe’s Victorian & Edwardian farmers, corn dealers & tradesmen, including members of the Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Wednesday 6th May | 7-8.30pm | Tickets £5 each MUST be purchased from High Wycombe Library
Meet at Priory Road entrance | Please wear shoes suitable for wet grass
Tour will be limited to 25 people | Not suitable for children under 12 years
Hosted by Friends of High Wycombe Library.

For details of Sally's previous Wycombe Cemetery research and tours,
please see Lost the Plot? If you or your group would like any of my tours to be repeated please contact me.

For a virtual local history tour of Flackwell Heath and Loudwater please see
Flackwell folk:
Loudwater lea:

For my research on the Loudwater and Flackwell Heath war memorials please see

For a short history of Flackwell Heath please see this poem.
Sally is a member of the Flackwell Heath and Loudwater Local History Group.

For a virtual tour of Sally's family history website please see Wye is for Wycombe

My research into my family tree has been as a ‘dabbler’ only.  I have yet to do any thorough investigation regarding the accuracy of dates and place of births – I am reserving this for the halcyon days of my retirement! However, on behalf of the interest shown by my immediate relatives, I have written up the family gossip of my Victorian grandparents, Edwardian aunts and uncles, and twentieth century cousins which you, too, will hopefully find both interesting and entertaining.  Some repetition of details is inevitable as the following stories were written independently of each other over a period of two years.  If you have any connection with the Peace, Wane, Skull or Nicholson  families of High Wycombe and can add further details to my family history please contact me.

Family Connections, the first item, will give you some idea of the complex family tree which I have discovered.

Family Connections
Family names to help you in your research

Tally-man, Tailor, Soldier, Peace  – Tales from Tailoring
The birth and development of the family tailoring firm

The Peace Family of Castle Hill – Fragments of Memory
The story of a Victorian family at work, rest and play

The Skulls – the Skeleton in the Cupboard
Hidden secrets of a Wycombe chair manufacturing family

Bassetsbury Manor – A Recent History
Uncle's restoration of the Manor during the last century

The Butcher, the Tailor, the Candlestick Maker
A short tale of three boys growing up in High Wycombe during the 1920s

A 1950s and 1960s Childhood
My Buckinghamshire childhood.

A Wycombe childhood between the Wars
Written specially for children

You may also be interested in my rhyming website:

For my digital floral montages please visit: