The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) was established in England in 1930. The idea was to make the countryside available and affordable to stay in, for Britain’s growing young urban population. Seeing new buildings going up at Colwyn, 331 Chartridge Lane in Chesham made me reflect on its original use at a youth hostel.

In this new article, Neil Rees looks at the history of our local hostels.

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49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

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In view of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) the museum will be closed until further notice.

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