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11 Things About...Wycombe

12 September 2015

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WHAT do you know about Wycombe Wanderers and High Wycombe - our destination this weekend? Here are some things to educate you on the Buckinghamshire town...

1 Wycombe was once renowned for furniture making, which is why the football team is nicknamed the 'Chairboys'.

2 Since 1968, all commands of the Royal Air Force have been housed at RAF High Wycombe.

3 In 2007, a GMB Union survey ranked the Wycombe district as the fourth dirtiest in the South East and the 26th dirtiest in the whole UK.

4 Many of the replica aircraft used in the film industry - for example, in films such as Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Aces High and the Blue Max - were built and flown at Wycombe Air Park.

5 Sir Francis Dashwood’s notorious Hellfire Club met for its orgies and dubious rites at Medmenham Abbey in the Wycombe district.

6 Notable residents of High Wycombe are: James Corden - actor, comedian, writer, producer and television host; Leigh-Anne Pinnock - member of girl band Little Mix, winners of The X Factor 2011; and Matt Dawson - scrum-half for England rugby union team which won the World Cup in 2003.

7 Wycombe Wanderers play at Adams Park which was named after Frank Adams, who donated the old Loakes Park ground to the club. The London Wasps rugby union team have also played at Adams Park for home games since the 2002–03 season, the club's most successful spell.

8 One of the club's greatest achievements came in April 1931, when they beat Hayes 1-0 at Highbury, home of Arsenal, to lift the FA Amateur Cup for the only time.

9 In 1993, the club became only the third in history to do the non-league Double. Wanderers claimed the GM Vauxhall Conference title before winning the FA Trophy again, beating Runcorn 4–1 in the final at Wembley.

10 In November 2004, John Gorman was appointed manager. He established an entertaining side that set a record of 21 league games unbeaten from the beginning of the 2005–06 season.

11 Gary Waddock, manager of Wycombe in the 2010-2011 season, achieved a points total of 80, the highest the club had recorded since its promotion in to the Football League.

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