Brian Brown

Brian_BrownBrian’s family came to Amersham when he was three and he went to Black Horse Bridge School. He tells of work as a delivery boy and helping his father work on sewers for Metropolitan Railway Country Estates. After Navy service, he qualified as a bricklayer and was involved in a variety of projects. He is now Chairman of the local Royal Naval Association.

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Ray Wainwright

RW_TurretNow in his 80s, Ray went to school at The Turret in Amersham and then Berkhamsted. He spent his school holidays in the war years working on Weedon Hill Farm, with no electricity or other power available. He also recalls the difference in atmosphere locally pre-war, when Highland Road was unmade.

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John Fox

JF_HundredJohn Fox has lived in Amersham all his life. His family owns Fox’s Outdoor in Amersham and has lived here all his life. With friends, he recalls life and the businesses in the old town and Amersham-on-the-Hill.

Hundred Acres  JF_Hundred

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Plan Your Visit

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon to 4:30pm

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]


“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”

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