This is the story of how the railway came to Amersham in 1892 and about the people who shaped the development of the town we know today. This page provides links to copies of the panels used in Amersham Museum’s May 2013 exhibition about “Metro-land”. Click on any of the items listed below the photo of the steam engine. (You will need to have a pdf reader- click here to download a free copy.) Some of the information has been transferred to new pages on this site:
- Businesses and shops
- Houses in the new town
- Read more about Metroland and the creation of London’s suburbs
- 1892 – the year the railway arrived
- Amersham in 1892
- End of the Line, a video by Geoff Marshall
- Inside Amersham Signal Box
Click any of the RECORDED MEMORIES in the left hand column (or below on mobile devices) to listen to voice clips from local people which were part of the exhibition. You can hear about creating the exhibition on a YouTube video made by those who were involved and see other videos on this Amersham Museum channel.
Read an account of “Memories of the Metropolitan Railway” written in 1982.
Click here to see a list of those who contributed to the exhibition which was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Special thanks also go to London Transport Museum for their help.