Home / Dancer & Hearne 18
- W Hearne's original shed 1840 behind the Hit or Miss.
William Hearne married Eliza, the daughter of the licensee of The Hit and Miss and started making chairs in a little shed at the back, it was demolished in about 1953.
- C1888 workforce outside Hit or Miss
c.1888 workforce posed outside the Hit or Miss. William Hearne died 1876, and Eliza re-married to Sam Dancer, the origin of 'Dancer & Hearne'. Sam Dancer in bowler hat is at extreme right, the girl third from right on back row, is his daughter Alice Minnie.
- WB Hearne and Local Businessmen
Tom Parslow, ? Pursey, W B Hearne, Bill Wright, Bill Randall, J Wright. Photo taken at top of New Road 1909/10. Tom Parslow’s father had Penn Street Farm, the family moved to Mop End and Tom’s son sold it a few years ago. Bill Wright kept The Squirrel. Bill Randall started the Amersham Bus Co. D
- Bench Men at Penn Street 1910
B.Lacey, E.Meeks, A.Hatch, W.B.Hearne, O.Wingrove. Taken 1910 they were the bench men at Penn Street – not to be confused with the chair makers!
- Workforce c1900's - before WW1
Workforce c1900's - before WW1.
Sidney Miles, (bottom RH) was Killed in action 5 June 1918, aged 41, and is named on the Penn Street War Memorial.
- Workforce c1900's-key
Workforce c1900's Key:
- Dancer and Hearne Holmer Green
Dancer and Hearne, Factory Street (now Orchard Way), Holmer Green
- First Dancer and Hearne Lorry C1924
Cecil Hearne, Mr Gutteridge, Fred Hearne. C1924. First Dancer & Hearne lorry C.1924 – a Thorneycroft from Basingstoke cost £250. Mr Gutteridge was a chauffeur and was employed as no one else could drive a lorry at that time.
- First bandmill installed at Penn Street
First bandmill installed at Penn Street. W. Stevens, M. Stevens, Cecil (AC) Hearne, W B Hearne, F A Hearne, ? Burrows
- Bandmill at Penn Street
Bandmill at Penn Street. Wilfy Stevens on the right
- Bench worker, A Wingrove
Bench worker, A Wingrove ?
- Penn Street Factory c 1930's
Penn Street Factory c 1930's
- W B Hearne & Office Girls c 1930's
W B Hearne & Office Girls c 1930's
- Chair made for the Furniture Exhibition 1934.
Chair made for the Furniture Exhibition 1934. It was for many years on the roof of Dancer & Hearne Fairmeadow factory in West Wycombe road. Mr Bunce on the left and Eric Hearne on the right.
- War Time Harvesting for Dancer & Hearne
War Time Harvesting for Dancer & Hearne.
- Mosquito Main Wing
Mosquito Main Wing under construction. During WWII the Penn Street factory was given over completely to making parts for the De Havilland Mosquito. The Lindsay Avenue, HW, site also made plane parts.
- Screwing plywood strim to Mosquito Wing
Screwing plywood trim to Mosquito Wing
- Chair shop at Penn Street C1950s.
Chair shop at Penn Street C1950s.