the Club had a new square laid in its present location, funded with the
aid of an interest-free loan of £4.000 which had to be paid back over
10 years (a massive amount in those days).
Alan Copcutt, a building inspector at Wycombe
Rural District Council (later incorporated into Wycombe District
Council), possibly recruited a large part of the playing strength over the next 15 - 20
years from people employed there. These included Jim Milton, Harry
Simpson, 'Monty' Banks, Gilbert Beauchamp (scorer) and Don Crisp, but
there was also a number of occasional players who came and went from
time to time.
There was also a strong contingent of 'locals' - including Jack Pearce, Danny Richer, Fred Herridge and Alfie White. Frank Cutten became an honorary local, having married Mary, daughter of Teddie and Mary Coleman who ran the White Lion at the junction of High Street and Bell Street. This was the meeting point for travelling to away matches and the after-cricket venue for the teams; in those days the 'match' didn't finish until closing time - and often way past that!
Younger locals starting to play included Alan's brother Brian Copcutt, well-known local footballer Alan Vickers, Mike Witney, Eric 'Cruncher' Stone and Mike Orchard.
 more to follow