Amersham’s Anti-Slavery Movement

In this new article by Alison Bailey, she looks at Amersham’s Anti-Slavery Movement. In March 1824 Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake, MP, presented parliament with a petition for the abolition of colonial slavery […]

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Ernest (George) Weller

An interesting account of a local family written during WWII by Ernest (George) Weller and provided by his daughter Sheila Maureen Boyle – nee Weller. I do not expect the […]

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Reminiscence at Home Sessions

This was a project designed to reach out to people in their homes, who may have trouble getting out, and help them record their Life Story. Everyone has a story […]

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Chilterns Walking Festival

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, Martin Pounce will host this walk on Wednesday 21st and Saturday 31st October. A poor king and rich commoners create a unique […]

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During the 1950s and early 1960s there was a small, private ‘kindergarten’ school located on Bois Lane, Chesham Bois called The Chiltern School although widely known as Giffies.   Click […]

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VJ Day – 75 Years Anniversary

On 15th August this year (2020) we will mark 75 years since VJ Day, the day when Japan surrendered, effectively signalling the end of WWII. Covid-19 will prevent some of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
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We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon until 4:30pm.

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