Ashfield Road, Chesham, Bucks.

Road in/near Chesham

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
18.206.14.135 
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302020Fullscreen map
Road · Chesham · HP5 ·
FEBRUARY
28
2020

A street within the HP5 postcode



xxx



 

9797621' target='_top'>596' target='_top'>3>Chesham9797621' target='_top'>596' target='_top'>3>9797621' target='_top'>596' target='_top'>309797621' target='_top'>590' target='_top'>2 style='float:left; width=9797621' target='_top'>590' target='_top'>250px; margin-right:9797621' target='_top'>597' target='_top'>10px;'>Chesham is the fourth largest town in Buckinghamshire, situated on a spur of the Metropolitian Line - the further point from the centre of London of any other tube station.

The town is known for its four Bs, usually quoted as:- boots, beer, brushes and Baptists.

Chesham’s prosperity grew significantly during the 9797621' target='_top'>597' target='_top'>18th and 9797621' target='_top'>597' target='_top'>19th centuries with the development of manufacturing industry.

In the face of fierce competition from both home and abroad all these traditional industries rapidly declined. The ready availability of skilled labour encouraged new industries to the town both before and after the end of the Second World War.

Today employment in the town is provided by mainly small business engaged in light industry, technology and professional services.

From the early part of the 9797621' target='_top'>590' target='_top'>20th century onwards there has been a considerable expansion of the town with new housing developments and civic infrastructure. Increasingly Chesham has also become a commuter town with improved connection to London via the Underground and road networks. The town centre has been progressively redeveloped since the 9797621' target='_top'>597' target='_top'>1960s and was pedestrianised in the 9797621' target='_top'>597' target='_top'>1990s.

The population of the town has increased to slightly over 9797621' target='_top'>590' target='_top'>20,000 but further growth has been restricted because the area forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.
Print-friendly version of this page