The Amersham Mural organised by Amersham Town Council is a community project bringing together people from the reminiscence groups of the Amersham Museum and students from Buckinghamshire College (Amersham campus).
In 2021 Amersham Museum celebrated being 30 years old and as part of their celebrations it was decided to collect 30 stories from residents about their memories of Amersham. These stories were collected by a group of Volunteers from the Museum and were made into a book titled 30 Stories from the Amersham Museum.
Amersham Town Council were keen to have a mural project for the town and it was suggested that the stories from this book could perhaps become the inspiration for the mural. Amersham Campus were asked if their art students would like to be part of this and help create the mural, which they readily agreed to and so the Amersham Mural was commenced in September 2022, led by Jenna Payne from Buckinghamshire College.
During the year, staff and students met with some of the people from the reminiscence groups so that they could talk about their stories and answer any questions. They were also able to see a first draft of the mural.
The Post Office were approached to see if they would allow the mural to go on the wall of the Sorting Office in Hill Avenue, who agreed to this and were happy to host such a colourful piece of art which helps celebrate Amersham, both the Old Town and Amersham on the Hill.
The Amersham Mural was officially unveiled on Wednesday 4 October 2023 by Mayor, Elizabeth Shepherd. This was attended by members of the reminiscence groups of Amersham Museum as well as staff, students and staff of Buckinghamshire College (Amersham Campus), staff from Amersham Town Council and the Post Office.