Archive for the ‘Part 1: The Problems’ Category

The Experience of Other Towns Adolescents today are in a totally different situation from those of any previous generation. They are more highly educated and earn more at work, thus releasing them from the socio-economic dependence on their parents which used to keep them dependent and subordinate. They mature earlier physically – menstruation begins on […]

Jan 29th, 2012 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

Chinnor C. of E. Primary School Population In January 1968 Mr. G. E. Manser, headmaster of Chinnor Primary School (which also caters for some of the needs of the hamlets) prepared a report for the School Managers and the County Education Department which disclosed an alarming discrepancy between the size and facilities of the new […]

May 1st, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Cherry Tree / Beech / Willow Roads estate Some of the origins of the trends described above can be seen in a detailed study of this new estate. This one was chosen because it was the first large estate (124 houses) of semi-detached, three bedroom houses to be built in Chinnor, starting in late […]

Apr 21st, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The following table shows the birth rate per thousand of the population in Chinnor and its hamlets since 1962: Year Rate/thousand 1961 31.7 1963 15.6 1964 31.0 1965 31.7 1966 29.6 1967 33.8 1968 24.4 The birth rate reached a maximum in 1967 and appears to have made a significant fall in 1968. This mirrors […]

Apr 17th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Structure of Chinnor’s Population The analysis of some population figures for Chinnor and its hamlets is interesting in itself and also helps to give some idea of the problems and needs of the area as a whole as well as helping to predict the size of the teenage population with which this report is […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

Transport The Parish Council’s report of 22nd January, 1968 on transport in the village of reproduced at addendum 1. The position remains as it was then. In spite of the serious lack of public transport to neighbouring towns, particularly outside working hours, many teenagers are making their way there for recreations on foot or by […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Existing Facilities for Teenagers Attention has been drawn already to the thirty-two organisations listed in the Chinnor Guide of 1967. However, only two of these are exclusive to teenagers (the two named youth clubs) and only eight of the remaining adult organisations can include teenagers in their activities and these are mainly the sports […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

Thus the potential gulf between the new population and the old has a number of origins not the least of which is simply the town versus country upbringing. Although very many contacts have been made between the new inhabitants and the existing village organisations there is good evidence of dissatisfaction with the leisure and social […]

Apr 15th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Development of Chinnor Chinnor is a small village dating back to the middle ages and lying just inside the south-east corner of the Oxfordshire boundary with Buckinghamshire. It lies also below the north-west facing escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and at the junction of the Icknield Way with the old road connecting High Wycombe […]

Apr 15th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems