Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen wasa a briefly notorious author of the 1890s’ ‘Decadent’ movement in literature – but that was all long before he came to live in Amersham in 1929. In the intervening years Machen was an actor, a journalist, a dabbler in the occult, a cult figure himself, and the inadvertent creator of a bona […]

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LADY AMY BYNG HALL SCOTT

In this new article by Alison Bailey, she looks at the life of Lady Amy Scott of Red Leys, Chestnut Lane, Chesham Bois, the house took a direct hit from a doodlebug (a German V1 rocket). Her husband, Sir Arthur Binny Scott was killed. Lady Scott was rescued from the wreckage and taken to hospital, […]

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Aileen Kilburn

Aileen Kilburn of Chesham Bois was killed when she was just 19 when the Wrens Hostel in Great Yarmouth was bombed in March 1943 Read the full article by clicking on this link

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Sergeant Keith Russell Baker

Sergeant Keith Russell Baker, the story of a ‘Tail-End Charlie’ who died in Holland 76 years ago by Alison Bailey, Sue Cottrell and Wessel Scheer. Click on this link to read the full story.

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VE Day Commemoration

Due to the current crisis we are not able to celebrate 75 years since VE Day in the way we had planned. However, some of our amazing volunteers have made bunting to celebrate, which people can see in the museum’s front window and reception as they walk past. Maybe you could make some and display […]

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Launch of Amersham Museum 200 Club

The Trustees of Amersham Museum are pleased to announce that in accordance with Gambling Commission rules, we have introduced a Small Society Lottery to be known as the “Amersham Museum 200 Club.” By joining you will help to boost the museums funds and if you are lucky, yours as well! ACT FAST, the first Draw […]

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THE DARKEST DAYS OF WORLD WAR II

In this article for the Bucks Free Press, Alison Bailey looks back at the tragic events of July 1944, when Christina, the 18 month old daughter of Lt Col Arthur Alan and  Amelie Hanbury Sparrow was killed by a V1 rocket attack.

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Stanley Comben

Stanley Comben lived with his family in The Dial House, he was a member of the well-known  builders, Comben and Wakeling.

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William Monk

In this new article by Alison Bailey, Samantha Free, and Martin Pounce you can find out about a former famous Amersham resident, William Monk, He was one of England’s most famous architectural etchers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

OPENING TIMES

The museum will re-open on Saturday 22nd August. We will be open at weekends only, 12 noon to 4.30pm. We ask that you pre-book your visit

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