Roger Moore’s memories of 1940.  He was later a pupil at Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School.

PHO1339“I have a vivid childhood memory of the winter of 1940 when I was living in Amersham in Buckinghamshire, as it was one of the coldest I’ve ever experienced.  We were gathering conkers and baking them in the oven to harden them when the temperature started to drop.  It got colder and colder until the lake at Shardeloes, a nearby 18th century country house, froze over and people skated on it.  There was an enormous amount of snow and plenty of tobogganing – I’ll always remember how much fun it was.”


Extracted from Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book on Over 50 Years of 007 by Roger Moore, out 22nd October 2015 in paperback, priced £20.00 (Michael O’Mara Books).


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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