In 1982 the Society was authorised to reproduce Thomas King’s “History of Amersham” to raise funds for the Museum. Today we are publishing it online to promote an interest in the history of the town and the surrounding area.
A historical commemorative tablet on the north side wall of the Market Hall was erected by the Society in 1972. The inscription on the tablet gives the history of Amersham from Saxon times. We are transcribing it now as a part of our ongoing work of making all the Society […]
The booklet “50 years of The Amersham Society, Founders of the Amersham Museum” was written by Dr Michael Brooks, Christine Standring and Barbara Webber and published in 2006 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Society. Today we are pleased to make the full text and illustrations available online.
In 2018 the town of Amersham received a record number of the National and Regional Bloom awards including a Gold and a National Certificate of Distinction for Parks for the Memorial Gardens display. The winning theme this year was the centenary of the end of the First World War. Here are a […]
The Charter Fair dates back to 1200, when King John, trying to raise money to support his wars in France sold the right to hold a weekly market and annual fair to the Lord of the Manor. The 2017 fair makes a wonderful contrast with the display in the Memorial […]
What a magnificent Heritage Day! The Old Town full of people, Barn Meadow full of parked cars and bands, classic cars, steam engines, animals to pet, punch & judy, bouncy castles, craft stalls, food and drink. Even weather to match.
In March 2016 the Amersham Society sponsored the production of the community play, The Life and Times of the Martyrs of Amersham. This was the 4th time this highly acclaimed play had been produced by Stan Pretty, assisted by Sally Alford, in St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham. The 2016 production […]
Those walking along Whielden Street, perhaps on their way between the Hospital and the Dovecot Car Park, find this seat (on the corner of Whielden Street and Stephens Way) amidst a carpet of flowers a lovely place to rest for a while.
Amersham celebrated Heritage Day in the Old Town on Sunday 7th September. (Most places celebrate Heritage Day or Open Doors the following weekend, 12th, 13th, 14th September but this would have been inconveniently close to Amersham’s Charter Fair; London has its Open Doors on the 21st, 22nd September).
Amersham in summer is a mass of colour, from the Town Council’s stunning displays in the Memorial Gardens, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the 1st World War to the window boxes and hanging baskets put up by residents and businesses in Whielden Street.