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Flackwell Heath

Coordinates: 51.60087° N 0.71205° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Population 5900
OS grid reference SU893899
Parish Chepping Wycombe
District Wycombe
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HIGH WYCOMBE
Postcode district HP10
Dial code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandBuckinghamshire

Flackwell Heath is a village on the outskirts of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire England. It is at an altitude of approximately 150m as it sits on the top of one of the Chiltern Hills. It has a population of around 6000. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... 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History

The name 'Flackwell' is of dubious origin but may describe the source of a stream which once started in this area. The heath was once covered with cherry orchards. This is now commemorated in the name of a pub, the Carrington school emblem and in road names. The area covered by Flackwell Heath once included two villages, the second was named Northend Woods, but housing developments mean't it eventually formed part of one large village. Cherry tree redirects here. ...


Description

As of 28th July 2005 there was a new landmark in the village, a wind turbine situated in the playing field of Carrington Junior School. The turbine generates around a third of the school's energy. (Redirected from 28th July) July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


There is a community centre and three rows of shops, the Budgens supermarket being the largest of these. There is also a golf club dating from the 1920s. There are two primary schools altogether, the other being Juniper Hill and seven public houses named The Cherry Tree, The Green Man, The Magpie, The Stag, The Three Horseshoes, The Green Dragon and The Crooked Billet, all in the space of just over a mile. There is also a football club, who play at Wilkes Park. Other features of the village include a water tower and a war memorial. Community centres are public locations where members of a community may gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. ... Budgens is a chain of foodstores in the United Kingdom. ... Golf club can mean several things: For the piece of sports equipment, see golf club (equipment) For an organization (whether non-profit or for profit) enrolling members and maintaining a golf course for their use, see country club. ... A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ... A football team is the collective name given to a number of players who play together in a football game, be it association football (soccer), rugby, Australian football, American football, Gaelic football, or other version of football. ...


There is a large wood (Fennels Wood), which runs alongside a large part of Flackwell Heath and consists mainly of Beech trees. It also has an area where people ride their bicycles, this is locally known as 'The Dells'. The wood hit the news in September 2006, as it was briefly closed off, due to a suspicious find relating to the transatlantic aircraft terrorist plot.[1] Species Fagus crenata - Japanese Beech Fagus engleriana - Chinese Beech Fagus grandifolia - American Beech Fagus hayatae - Taiwan Beech Fagus japonica - Japanese Blue Beech Fagus longipetiolata - South Chinese Beech Fagus lucida - Shining Beech Fagus mexicana - Mexican Beech or Haya Fagus orientalis - Oriental Beech Fagus sylvatica - European Beech Beech (Fagus) is a genus... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot was an alleged terrorist plot to detonate liquid explosives carried on board several airliners travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. ...


There is a firework display each year in the Carrington School Playing field, next to the 1st Flackwell Heath Scout's HQ (it was previously held on the recreation ground). An annual village Fête on the recreation ground has recently been revived as the 'cherry fair'. Fourth of July fireworks in San Diego, California New Years Day fireworks at Seaport Village, California Preparing fireworks at Sayn Castle A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. ... A playing field is a field used for playing sports or games. ... Fête is a French word meaning festival or holiday, which has passed into English as a label that may be given to certain events. ...


Flackwell Heath is also home to the Wycombe campus of Amersham & Wycombe College, based in Spring Lane in the buildings of the former secondary school. Amersham and Wycombe College is a British college with campuses in Amersham, Chesham and High Wycombe. ...


House prices are relatively high in Flackwell Heath due its closeness both to London and pleasant rural areas. It is also in the catchment area of excellent Grammar Schools. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ...


Transportation

The M40 from junction 3 to 4 runs through the middle of Fennels Wood. There is a frequent bus service from Flackwell Heath to the nearest town of High Wycombe. The M40 in Warwickshire The M40 motorway is the second motorway in the British transport network to connect London to Birmingham. ... High Wycombe in the UK High Wycombe, (previously Chepping Wycombe or Chipping Wycombe as late as 1911[1]) South Buckinghamshire, is 29 miles (45 kilometres) west-north-west of London, England. ...


References

  1. ^ Bucks Free Press

External links

  • Flackwell Heath
  • Juniper Hill School
  • Carrington Junior School
  • 1st Flackwell Heath Scout Group

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Flackwell Heath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
Flackwell Heath is a village on the outskirts of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire England, it has an altitude of approx 150m as it sits on the top of one of the chiltern hills.
There is a firework display each year in Flackwell Heath Scouts Hut field, this used to be in the large recreational ground but was moved.
House prices are relatively expensive in Flackwell Heath compared to other regions of the UK due to the closeness of London.
Life in the 1950s in Flackwell Heath (3960 words)
Flackwell Heath was still a quiet backwater, lying virtually undisturbed in the Chiltern Hills between Marlow and High Wycombe.
Flackwell Heath was divided into two parts, Northern Woods at the top of Whitepit Lane, and the main village at the top of Treadaway Hill.
Flackwell Heath Carnival was another event which we looked forward to and I remember my cousin and I dressing up as Hansel and Gretel and being pipped at the post in the fancy dress competition by World Cup Willy.
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