Welcome to the Amersham Society

The Society aims to foster a greater awareness of the amenities and heritage of the Old Town of Amersham and to encourage conservation and sensitive enhancement. As the future of such small market towns comes under an increasing variety of threats, it acts as a watchdog for its members. Our website is regularly updated to inform members of both Amersham Society events and also other local activities. The Society is a non-political organisation, with membership open to everyone who shares our desire to make the town attractive to residents and visitors.

The Amersham Society started its life around a successful campaign to protect Shardeloes House from demolition in 1956. Around 20 years later the Society became the driving force behind attempts to set up the Museum in the town. The Society is a founder member of the HS2 Action Alliance. It supports the Alliance’s policy and that of Misbourne Environmental Protection Ltd to minimise where possible the disruption to life and the environment in Amersham and the Misbourne area caused by the High Speed Rail project.

Outside the summer months the Society organises lectures which have recently returned to in-person meetings at the Kings Chapel after almost two years of pandemic. The talks are often on subjects of local interest. Members who have missed our Zoom meetings can see their video recordings on application. The Society organises when possible an annual summer outing and a summer party.

Members receive copies of our Newsletter in January, May and September. This includes articles of interest about local people and historic buildings, as well as reports of Committee activities, lectures and Society visits. The Editor always welcomes additional articles and features for inclusion in the Newsletter.

If you are interested in joining the Amersham Society apply here.