High Wycombe, often referred to as Wycombe (/ˈwɪkəm/ WIK-əm),
is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. It is 29 miles
(47 km) west north west of Charing Cross in London; this
information is also engraved on the Corn Market building in the centre
of the town. It is also 17 miles (27 km) south of the county town
of Aylesbury, 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Oxford, 23 miles
(37 km) north east of Reading and 9 miles (14 km) north of
Maidenhead. According to the ONS official estimates for 2016, High
Wycombe has a population of 125,257 and it is the second largest town
in the county of
Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes. High Wycombe
Urban Area, the conurbation of which the town is the largest
component, has a population of 133,204.
High Wycombe is mostly an unparished area in the Wycombe district.
Part of the urban area constitutes the civil parish of Chepping
Wycombe, which had a population of 14,455 according to the 2001
census – this parish represents that part of the ancient parish
Chepping Wycombe which was outside the former municipal borough of
Wycombe. Wycombe is a combination of industrial and market town, with
a traditional emphasis on furniture production. There has been a
market held in the High Street since at least the Middle Ages.
1.1 Early history
1.2 Trade and industrial development
1.3 20th century
2 Modern-day High Wycombe
4.1 Notable MPs
4.2 Local government
4.3 Weighing the mayor
5.1 Primary schools
5.2 Secondary schools
5.3 Independent schools
5.4 Further and higher education
6 Media coverage
7 Notable residents (past and present)
7.1 Entertainment and the media
7.3 Other fields
9 Facilities and places of interest
11 Local attractions
15 Closest cities, towns and villages
16 Twin towns
18 External links
A map of
High Wycombe from 1945
The name Wycombe appears to come from the river Wye and the old
English word for a wooded valley, combe, but according to the Oxford
English Dictionary of Place-Names the name, which was first recorded
in 799-802 as 'Wichama', is more likely to be Old English 'wic' and
the plural of Old English 'ham', and probably means 'dwellings'; the
name of the river was a late back-formation. Wycombe appears in the
Domesday Book of 1086 and was noted for having six mills. The town
once featured a
Roman villa (built 150–170 AD) which has been
excavated three times, most recently in 1954. Mosaics and a bathhouse
were unearthed at the site on what is now the Rye parkland. High
Wycombe was the home of 19th-century Prime Minister Benjamin
The existence of a settlement at
High Wycombe was first documented as
'Wicumun' in 970. The parish church was consecrated by Wulfstan, the
visiting Bishop of Worcester, in 1086. The town received market
borough status in 1222, and built its first moot hall in 1226, with a
market hall being built later in 1476.
Trade and industrial development
High Wycombe remained a mill town through Medieval and Tudor times,
manufacturing lace and linen cloth. It was also a stopping point on
the way from
Oxford to London, with many travellers staying in the
town's taverns and inns.
The paper industry was notable in 17th and 18th century High Wycombe.
The Wye's waters were rich in chalk, and therefore ideal for bleaching
pulp. The paper industry was soon overtaken by the cloth industry.
Wycombe's most famous industry, furniture (particularly Windsor
chairs) took hold in the 19th century, with furniture factories
setting up all over the town. Many terraced workers' houses were built
to the east and west of town to accommodate those working in the
furniture factories. In 1875, it was estimated that there were 4,700
chairs made per day in High Wycombe. When
Queen Victoria visited the
town in 1877, the council organised an arch of chairs to be erected
over the High Street, with the words "Long live the Queen" printed
boldly across the arch for the Queen to pass under. Wycombe Museum
includes many examples of locally made chairs and information on the
local furniture and lace industries.
The town's population grew from 13,000 residents in 1881 to 29,000 in
1928. Wycombe was completely dominated socially and economically by
the furniture industry and, consequently, there was considerable
unemployment and social problems when the industry declined in the
River Wye near
Wooburn Industrial Estate
By the 1920s, many of the housing areas of Wycombe had decayed into
slums. A slum clearance scheme was initiated by the council in 1932,
whereby many areas were completely demolished and the residents
rehoused in new estates that sprawled above the town on the valley
slopes. Some of the districts demolished were truly decrepit, such
as Newland, where most of the houses were condemned as unfit for human
habitation, with sewage pouring down the street and people sharing one
room in cramped quarters of subdivided flats.
However, some areas such as St. Mary's Street contained beautiful old
buildings with fine examples of 18th and 19th century architecture.
From 1940 to 1968
High Wycombe was the seat of the RAF Bomber Command.
Moreover, during the Second World War, from May 1942 to July 1945, the
U.S. Army Air Force's
8th Air Force
8th Air Force Bomber Command, codenamed
"Pinetree", was based at a former girls' school at High Wycombe. This
formally became Headquarters, 8th Air Force, on 22 February 1944.
In the 1960s the town centre was redeveloped. This involved culverting
the River Wye under concrete and demolishing most of the old buildings
in Wycombe's town centre. Two shopping centres were built along with
many new multi-storey car parks, office blocks, flyovers and
roundabouts. On the open area known as Frogmoor (or Frogmore) the
original cast-iron fountain and some Georgian buildings have been torn
Modern-day High Wycombe
High Wycombe comprises a number of suburbs including Booker,
Bowerdean, Castlefield, Cressex, Daws Hill, Green Street, Holmers
Farm, Micklefield, Sands, Terriers, Totteridge,
Downley and Wycombe
Marsh, as well as some nearby villages:
Hazlemere and Tylers Green.
Particular areas in the suburbs of Castlefield, Micklefield, Terriers
and Totteridge have high levels of deprivation compared to the rest of
the urban area.
Although situated in the county of Buckinghamshire, which is one of
the most affluent parts of the country, Wycombe contains some
considerably deprived areas. In 2007, a
GMB Union survey ranked
Wycombe district as the 4th dirtiest in the South East and the
26th dirtiest in the whole UK. The survey found litter on
28.5% of streets and highways. Data for the survey were taken from the
Government's 2005/06 Audit Commission.
The town has recently undergone major redevelopment, including
development of the town's existing shopping centre, completion of the
new Eden Shopping centre, and redevelopment of the
University with a large student village and new building on Queen
These developments prompted the building of larger blocks of flats, a
new multimillion-pound hotel in the centre, and a new Sainsbury's
store on the
Oxford road next to the Eden shopping centre and bus
High Wycombe's population figure differs with the varying definitions
of the town's area. For the town proper (that is, without the suburbs)
it is often given as 77,178. However,
Hazlemere is now regarded as
part of Wycombe, which makes the population of
High Wycombe town
High Wycombe urban area (with some surrounding
settlements) has a population of 133,204. Which is approximately a
13% increase on the 2001 population of 118,229.
High Wycombe Urban Area
Population (2001 census)
Population (2011 census)
Bourne End/Flackwell Heath
Tylers Green and Bourne End/
Flackwell Heath were included as
part of the
High Wycombe subdivision in the 2011 census.
Hughenden Valley and
Walters Ash were separate urban areas in the 2001
Walters Ash subdivision includes the village of Naphill.
Based on the 2001 census and the 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation
High Wycombe has the lowest proportion of people from the white
ethnic group in Buckinghamshire, representing 76% of the
population. The next biggest ethnic group in
High Wycombe is the
Asian and Asian British group, representing 16% of the population. The
Black/Black British ethnic group was represented by 5% and the Mixed
ethnic group by 2% of the population. English is the first
language spoken by 66% of school pupils living in High Wycombe. Of the
34% of pupils living in the town whose first language is not English,
19% speak Punjabi and just over 6%
Urdu as a first language..
Wycombe's political history extends back to 1295. The Wycombe
constituency is currently a Conservative majority.
High Wycombe has been home to two Prime Ministers:
the Earl of Shelburne lived at what is now
Wycombe Abbey (and was also
MP for the town)
Benjamin Disraeli, who lived at nearby Hughenden Manor, was defeated
as an independent candidate in 1832, but won election in 1868 and
1874-1880 as a Conservative. Disraeli made his first political speech
in Wycombe, from the portico over the door of the Red Lion Hotel on
the High Street (now Iceland/Poundworld).
The constituency is strongly Conservative outside
High Wycombe town;
in the town itself the political landscape is more mixed with some
wards represented by independent, Labour and Liberal Democrat
Weighing the mayor
A ceremony carried out in the town since 1678 involves the
weighing of the mayor. At the beginning and end of each year of
service, the mayor is weighed in full view of the public to see
whether or not he has gained weight, presumably at the taxpayers'
expense. The custom, which has survived to the present day, employs
the same weighing apparatus used since the 19th century. When the
result is known, the town crier announces "And no more!" if the mayor
has not gained weight or "And some more!" if he has. His actual weight
is not declared.
Buckinghamshire is one of the few counties that still has a selective
educational system based on the former tripartite system. Pupils in
their last year at primary school take what is commonly known as the
11+ exam. Their score in this exam determines whether they are
accepted into a grammar school or a secondary modern school.
Catchment area primary schools in High Wycombe
Ash Hill Combined School
Beechview Junior School
Booker Hill Combined School
Castlefield Combined School
Chepping View Combined School
Hannah Ball School
Highworth Combined School & Nursery
High Wycombe Church of
England Combined School
Kings Wood Combined School
Marsh Infants School
Millbrook Combined School
Oakridge Combined School
St Michael's Catholic School (combined primary and secondary school)
The Disraeli Combined School and Children's Centre
Buckinghamshire New University.
West Wycombe Combined School
Cressex Community School
John Hampden Grammar School
St Michael's Catholic School (combined primary and secondary school)
Royal Grammar School
Wycombe High School
Crown House School
Godstowe Preparatory School
Pipers Corner School
Further and higher education
Amersham & Wycombe College is a further education college located
High Wycombe at Flackwell Heath, with campuses also at Chesham
High Wycombe is home to the main campus of
Buckinghamshire New University. It is located in the centre of the
town on the former site of the
High Wycombe College of Art and
Technology. It received its university charter in summer 2007.
High Wycombe has been featured in the national media in recent years
for a number of different reasons, including seasonal coverage of the
local library's refusal to display a Christmas carol service
poster and other stories such as the triple shooting of three
young Asian men, a small-scale riot between feuding families and gangs
in which knives, metal poles, and an axe were used whilst a gunman
sprayed bullets; and the shooting and murder of Natasha Derby at
point-blank range in the middle of a busy dance floor at a town centre
The town appeared in national and international media after
anti-terrorism raids were carried out across the town on 10 August
2006 as part of the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot. Five arrests
were made at three different houses in the town's Totteridge and
Micklefield areas. A small number of houses in
High Wycombe were
evacuated in Walton Drive, which is thought to be because one of the
raided houses contained dangerous liquid chemicals.
A three-mile (4.8 km) no-flight zone over the town was ordered.
Other raids and arrests were also made in
East London and Birmingham.
King's Wood to the north of the town was cordoned off for four months
to be searched by police, and many suspicious items were allegedly
found including explosives, detonators, weapons and hate tapes. Other
woodlands in the Booker area of the town and the M40 at High Wycombe
as well as nearby woods were also under observation. Explosives
officers were called to the motorway, as were forensic officers. A
lane of the motorway was closed as a precaution.
On 21 December 2009, heavy snowfall hit the town, paralysing its road
network (which is mainly on steep hills), and causing major disruption
to refuse services for several weeks. Staff and customers of the John
Lewis department store were stranded overnight, leading to national
news reports and interviews from
GMTV and other radio stations on the
morning of 22 December.
Notable residents (past and present)
Entertainment and the media
Colin Baker – actor who played the sixth incarnation of the Doctor
in Doctor Who, and columnist for the Bucks Free Press.
Mighty Boosh stars
Noel Fielding and Dave Brown met when they attended
Bucks New University
Bucks New University in Wycombe.
Julian Barratt then joined the group
after Fielding scouted him performing in the
Wycombe Swan theatre.
Judy Boucher – country and RnB singer originally from St
Fern Britton – TV presenter.
Stevyn Colgan – author and artist.
Giles Cooper, entertainment producer and promoter. Best known as
Chairman of the annual Royal Variety Performance
James Corden – actor, comedian, writer, producer and television
Terry Cox – drummer, the Pentangle, David Bowie, Elton John, Charles
Aznavour and many others.
Ian Dury – rock & roll singer and songwriter. He was educated at
the Royal Grammar School.
Joanne Froggatt – British actress best known for her role as Anna
Bates in Downton Abbey.
Terry Pratchett – author, educated at John Hampden Grammar School.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – actor.
Howard Jones – singer and songwriter. He was educated at the
Royal Grammar School.
Jim Jones – former member of Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and
currently frontman of The Jim Jones Revue.
Alex Kew – actor and musician.
Eric Knowles –
Antiques Roadshow presenter, currently lives in the
Sally Philips – comic actress.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock – member of girl band Little Mix, winners of The
X Factor 2011.
Mark Reilly – Lead singer of the band Matt Bianco
Charlotte Roche – British-born German television presenter, actress,
singer and author in March 2008.
Laura Sadler – actress of
Grange Hill and Holby City.
Dusty Springfield – singer.
Ian Stanley – keyboard player with rock band Tears for Fears
Colin Teague – film and television director.
Sy Thomas – TV presenter, standup comedian and actor.
Frankie Vaughan – pop singer.
Young Guns – High Wycombe-based band.
Elliot Benyon – footballer with Wealdstone
Dominic Blizzard – former footballer most recently with Plymouth
Simon Church – Welsh international footballer.
Matt Dawson – scrum-half for
England rugby union team which won the
Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup in 2003. He was educated at the Royal Grammar
Luke Donald – former world no.1 golfer, educated at the Royal
Jack Goff – motor-racing driver, currently racing in the British
Touring Car Championship
Isa Guha –
England Women's cricketer and Women's World Cup
Jean Hawes - hockey player who received an MBE in 2007.
Tom Ingram – motor-racing driver, currently racing in the British
Touring Car Championship.
Mike Keen – former footballer and manager, winner of the League Cup
Robbie Kerr – motor-racing driver.
Phil Newport – former Worcestershire and
Tom Rees –
London Wasps Rugby Flanker, educated at the
Royal Grammar School.
Nicola Sanders – Olympic athlete.
Wilf Slack – Middlesex and
Christian Wade –
England Wasps player, educated at the Royal Grammar
School and raised in High Wycombe.
Heston Blumenthal – celebrity chef and owner of the Michelin 3-star
Fat Duck restaurant. He was born in the town and educated at John
Hampden Grammar School.
Mitford family – aristocrats.
Roger Scruton – philosopher, educated at the Royal Grammar School.
Geoffrey De Havilland
Geoffrey De Havilland – aviation pioneer and aircraft engineer. Born
at Terriers House.
Benjamin Disraeli – 19th century prime minister, politician, and
Eric Gill – sculptor and print maker.
Karl Popper – philosopher.
Jean Shrimpton – supermodel.
Heather Stewart-Whyte – supermodel.
The town's nearest motorway is the M40, which has two junctions
serving Wycombe: junction 3 for Loudwater and
High Wycombe (east) and
junction 4 at
Handy Cross roundabout
Handy Cross roundabout for central Wycombe, Marlow and
Maidenhead. Junction 4 is a major interchange between the M40 and A404
trunk road which provides a link to the M4. It had suffered from heavy
congestion but was improved by the Highways Agency in 2006.
Junction 3 is restricted; only traffic going towards and coming from
London can join and exit respectively. The M25 and M4 are also fairly
Other roads include the A404 towards Marlow and Amersham; the A4010
towards Aylesbury; and the A40 towards
Beaconsfield and Oxford.
The town has a central bus station attached to the Eden Shopping
Centre with most services operated by
Carousel Buses and Arriva. Major
destinations include Reading, Slough, Aylesbury, Heathrow Airport,
Maidenhead, Watford, Chesham,
Uxbridge and Berkhamsted. Most recently,
Berkshire added a new express service to
Maidenhead to their
existing hourly express to Slough. Other operators serving the town
include Z&S Buses, Red Rose and Redline.
High Wycombe is served by one of Buckinghamshire's Rainbow Routes
network of services. Originally piloted in Aylesbury, its success led
to a network being set up in the town. Rainbow Routes is a partnership
between the County Council and local operators Arriva and Carousel
Buses. They provide regular services within the town and its suburbs,
and this network includes:
Pink Route 30 – Arriva, every 15 minutes to Downley;
Green Route 31 – Arriva, every 15 minutes to Penn and Hazlemere;
Blue Route 32 – Arriva, every 15 minutes to
Micklefield and Booker;
Red Route 33 – Arriva, every 12 minutes to Totteridge and
Purple Route 35/36 – Carousel Buses, every 30 minutes to Flackwell
Orange Route 39 – Carousel Buses, every 20 minutes to Hicks
The town also has a
Park and Ride
Park and Ride facility located in Cressex, near
junction 4 of the M40. Services run to the town centre, passing the
railway station, it also serves Wycombe Hospital and Hicks Farm Rise.
The town centre is currently poorly served by coach services, with
only the 737 service from
Oxford to Stansted passing through the town.
High Wycombe Coachway close to junction 4 of the M40 and linked to the
town by local buses and by park and ride buses opened in February
The town is served by
High Wycombe railway station
High Wycombe railway station on the Chiltern
Main Line, with services operated by
Chiltern Railways between London
Birmingham Snow Hill including Stratford-upon-Avon as
well as to
Aylesbury via Princes Risborough. The station is the
busiest in South Buckinghamshire. It is possible to reach
London in 23
minutes on fast trains following recent line upgrades, slower trains
take up to 45 minutes. A new link to
Oxford via Bicester opened in
Wycombe Railway ran from
High Wycombe to Maidenhead, through
Loudwater and Bourne End. However, it was a victim of the Beeching Axe
with the Wycombe-to-Bourne End section closed in the 1970s. The
southern section remains open as part of the Marlow Branch Line.
Heathrow Airport is the nearest international airport, located just
Buckinghamshire in Hillingdon. Wycombe
Air Park on the
southern edge of the town is popular with learning pilots and gliders.
Facilities and places of interest
High Wycombe town centre covered by snow in February 2007
High Wycombe, Holywell Mead swimming pool, closed 2009 and reopened
The Dyke, with the Rye beyond
High Wycombe Eden Centre in 2007
There are two shopping centres: the Eden Centre which spreads from the
High Street under the Abbey Way flyover to the south of the A40; and
the Chilterns Centre, which is located between Queen's Square and
Frogmoor to the north. The High Street (pedestrianised in the early
1990s) has a number of 18th and 19th century buildings, and ends at
the colonnaded Guildhall that was built in 1757 by
Henry Keene and
renovated in 1859. The small octagonal-shaped Cornmarket opposite,
known locally as the Pepper Pot, was rebuilt to designs by Robert Adam
in 1761. The large parish church of All Saints was founded in
1086, enlarged in the 18th century and extensively restored in 1889.
There is a large, well equipped theatre, the Wycombe Swan, which hosts
many acts and shows before or after their appearance in the West End.
In March 2008, a new development of the town centre was completed.
This included the demolition and movement of the bus station and the
brand new Eden Shopping Centre, with 107 shops, new restaurants, a
large bowling alley and cinema and new housing. The old Octagon
shopping centre was connected to the new development. The complex, one
of the largest in the country, is seen as a major milestone in the
regeneration of the town.
There are out-of-town retail outlets in the suburbs of Cressex
(including John Lewis,
Asda and TGI Fridays), and Wycombe Marsh, where
there is small retail park of shops and restaurants including
Hobbycraft, PC World, Pets at Home, Argos, Homebase and M&S Simply
Food. Desborough Road provides a secondary shopping area with more
independent traders and a number of takeaways.
To the east of the town centre is the extensive Rye park (and river)
and dyke. The park had an outdoor swimming pool, which closed in 2009.
The pool has now reopened together with a new gym and has been renamed
as the Rye Lido. The River Wye winds through the green space,
which is particularly attractive during the summer. Wycombe's yearly
"Asian Mela" takes place on the Rye. There is a museum on Priory
Avenue in the town centre situated on its own grounds and including a
Norman castle mound. The theme of the museum is the history of
Wycombe, with the main focus being the chair industry.
Wycombe town centre is home to many public houses and bars, especially
in the Frogmoor area. The White Horse pub appeared on 'Britain's
The town features the old Wycombe Summit, formerly the largest dry
ski slope in England, before it was destroyed in a fire. Construction
work was due to start in September 2008, on what would have become
England's third and largest indoor real snow ski centre. In May 2009,
it was announced that construction would be delayed due to
'difficulties getting a planning consent amendment.' As of 31
January 2012 it was announced that the site was up for sale.
Hughenden Manor borders the northern urban fringe of High Wycombe,
approximately 2 miles (3 km) from the centre of town. Built in
the Regency period, the architecturally appealing house was also home
Benjamin Disraeli for three decades in the mid-19th century. The
three-floor mansion is situated in its own extensive grounds with
beautifully landscaped gardens which back into the attractive Chiltern
countryside. It is open to the public all year round as an historical
The local council maintains a landmark statue of a red lion above the
former Woolworth's store on the High Street. Its significance dates
back to when the building was the Red Lion Hotel. Since its
installation, the lion has been replaced several times and has had to
undergo extensive repair due to damage from both the elements and
human interference. Another notable landmark is the ruins of the
Hospital of St John the Baptist, which is located on Easton Street,
just east of the town centre opposite the Rye parkland, and dates to
the 12th century. The stone structure is one of the very oldest in
Wycombe, and is said to contain stone used from the
Roman villa on the
The site of the ancient Desborough
Castle is situated between the
Desborough and Castlefield suburbs of the town, and provides their
Wycombe was once renowned for chairmaking (the town's football team is
nicknamed the 'Chairboys') and furniture design remains an important
element of the town's university curriculum,
University. Among the best known furniture companies were
Ercol and E
Gomme. The River Wye runs through the valley, where beech trees were
cut down by the chair industry to forming the town centre (circa
1700), with housing along the slopes (some areas are still surrounded
by woods). The town was also home to the worldwide postage stamp and
banknote printer Harrison and Sons. More recent industries in the town
include the production of paper, precision instruments, clothing and
plastics. Many of these are situated in an industrial area of the
Cressex district, southwest of the town centre. The two largest sites
belong to the companies Swan (tobacco papers, filters and matches) and
Verco (office furniture), who until 2004 sponsored the local football
team, Wycombe Wanderers.
Wycombe's industrial past is reflected on the town's motto Industria
ditat, "Industry enriches". The motto can be found on town crest
and Mayor's badge of office.
Bradenham Manor House
West Wycombe Park
Booker Gliding Club and two flying schools at Wycombe Air Park, the
modern name for Booker Airfield, to the south of the
M40 motorway on
the western edge of the town. Many of the replica aircraft used in the
film industry, for example in films such as Those Magnificent Men in
Their Flying Machines, Aces High and
The Blue Max
The Blue Max were built and flown
there. There is a restaurant (The Pad) with outdoor picnic tables that
is open to visitors beneath the control tower. Wycombe
Air Park is one
of the busiest general aviation airfields in the UK. The
Air Park is
also home to
Buckinghamshire Squash and Racketball Club.
There is also a large leisure centre to the south of town at the top
of Marlow Hill. Many sporting activities take place here and there is
an Olympic-size swimming pool, which can be split into two 25-metre
pools by raising and lowering a wall. The leisure centre was designed
by renowned architect John Attenborough. It will be demolished to make
way for other developments once a new sports centre is completed on
the site in 2015/16.
After a £2 million investment into the former Holywell Mead open
swimming pool site in the town's Rye Park, a new sports & leisure
facility was reopened in the summer of 2012.
A new experimental scheme to knock down old council flats in
Micklefield and replace them with housing association properties was
John Prescott in 2003 after overwhelming approval by
council residents. There are many different housing areas within the
town, some of which such as the Castlefield district have gained a bad
reputation for crime and drug-related problems.
The town is a diverse mixture of large council estates built in the
1930s, 1950s and 1960s that sprawl up the valley sides, compact
Victorian terraces in the bottom of the valley to the east and west of
town, and desirable areas for wealthy commuters. The
area is noted for its large period properties and leafy streets.
Recent developments are showing a tendency towards blocks of flats,
and developers are mainly making use of brownfield sites.
The town's football team, Wycombe Wanderers, play at Adams Park, named
after Frank Adams who donated the old Loakes Park ground to the club.
They relocated to their current stadium in 1990. They are currently
Football League Two
Football League Two and have been members of the Football
League since 1993 when they were promoted as champions of the Football
Conference. Since then they have enjoyed two notable cup runs (to the
semi-finals of the
FA Cup in 2001 and the
Football League Cup in 2007)
and three recent promotions from the fourth tier of the English league
to League One (via the playoffs in 1994 and automatically in 2009 and
2011). They have been managed by a number of high-profile football
figures, including Martin O'Neill,
Lawrie Sanchez and Tony Adams.
Their current manager is former
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers player/manager
The Wasps rugby union team has also played at
Adams Park for home
games between the 2002–03 season and December 2014, the club's most
successful spell. Nicola Sanders, a female track and field athlete who
is current European Indoor Champion and world outdoor silver medallist
for 400 metres, and also current world bronze medalist for outdoor 4
400 metres relay, is a
High Wycombe native.
High Wycombe Amateur
Boxing Club is located on Leigh Street.
Closest cities, towns and villages
Amersham 7 miles,
Aylesbury 17 miles,
Beaconsfield 5 miles, Marlow 4
Maidenhead 9 miles,
Oxford 26 miles, Reading 23 miles
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