The first official railway service to Amersham left Baker Street at 10.47am on 1 September 1892. This established Amersham as a town within easy reach of the capital, and the ideal location for a weekend, country retreat for London’s more affluent residents. Some key figures in medical history, such as Arthur Pearson Luff and Sir Frederick Walker Mott, had weekend houses here. Their families could enjoy all the leisure and health benefits of the lovely Chiltern countryside, whilst they could easily travel back to work in London.

Dr Bertram Abrahams bought land in Amersham after renting a house for his wife, who enjoyed walking in the countryside with her friends. Abrahams had a consulting practice and family home in Welbeck Street.

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