Events

Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. At present the Society’s lectures are organised by Zoom.  We hope to return to the Kings Chapel once the pandemic is under control and it is safe to do so.

Sep
22
Wed
Society Outing to Winchester and The Gurkha Museum
Sep 22 all-day
The Gurkha Museum
The Gurkha Museum

In the May Newsletter we gave details of a possible outing to The Gurkha Museum in Winchester. At that time we were not sure if it would be possible to arrange an outing but asked members to let us know whether they would in principle be interested in joining. 15 responded in the affirmative. We have decided that it would now be possible for us to go ahead with the trip.

Further details have been circulated to members by email.

Sep
25
Sat
Tudor Walk @ Amersham Museum
Sep 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Tudor Walk
Tudor Walk

Join a guided walk to learn more about life and death in Tudor Amersham. Guides in 16th century costumes will tell you about the the markets and fairs, the housing and work, language and health.

The walk stops at about 8 places, some directly relevant to events of the time. It lasts about 2¼ hours (short-cut possible) and includes a climb up through the fields (taken slowly).

To book tickets and check current COVID related safety requirements please click here.
Sep
26
Sun
Summer Band Concert @ Memorial Gardens
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens

Amersham Town Council presents a new season of Music in the Gardens Summer Band Concerts.

This year performers include Amersham Band, Bisham Concert Band, Chalfont Wind Band, Dixieland Swing Kings, Love That Jazz, Lou’s Sextet and Miles Nottage.

The concert is free and starts at 2.30pm.

 

 

Sep
27
Mon
Committee Meeting
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm

If you wish to raise anything at the Amersham Society Committee Meeting, please contact the Chair, Dorothy Symes, on 01494 434858.

Sep
29
Wed
Bulstrode – Magnificence and Scandal on Our Doorstep @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 7:45 pm
Denise Beddows Talk
Denise Beddows Talk

Manchester-born author Denise Beddows has lived most of her life in Buckinghamshire. Retired from government service, and with a background in research, investigation and intelligence analysis, she writes (as DJ Kelly) biographical fiction and local history, and (as Denise Beddows) true crime and spy thrillers. She is a member of the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers & Journalists.

In this talk Denise will tell us about the history of the beautiful Buckinghamshire estate of Bulstrode and uncover fascinating stories of its past occupants.

The talk starts at 8.00pm. If you wish to participate in the meeting please email to info@amershamsociety.org requesting the invitation.

Oct
3
Sun
Old Amersham Walk @ Amersham Museum
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Amersham Museum
Amersham Museum

Join a guided walk of Amersham Old Town for a fascinating insight into the history of the town, its inhabitants and its development. Here you will see many of the details of the town that you may never have noticed before.

The walk is approximately one hour and a half in duration.

The walks leave from the museum at 2.30pm every Sunday from the beginning of April to the end of October.

To book tickets and check current COVID related safety requirements please click here.

Oct
23
Sat
BLHN 2021 Conference @ Wycombe Abbey School & Zoom
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
BLHN 2021
BLHN 2021

Buckinghamshire Local History Network (BLHN) 2021 annual conference and local history fair will be held in person at Wycombe Abbey School and simultaneously online via Zoom on Sat 23 Oct 2021 from 11am to 4pm.

This year subject is “Shopping in Buckinghamshire – from medieval market places to modern retail parks”.

To find more information about the event including talks, speakers, timings and safety measures please click here.

To book tickets please click here.

Oct
27
Wed
Annual General Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 7:45 pm

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed 27 Oct 2021 on Zoom. The ‘meeting room’ will open at 7.45pm, the AGM will start at 8.00pm sharp.

It will be followed by a talk on the work of Scannappeal, a charity which raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for Amersham, Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Community Hospitals which serve people living in Buckinghamshire and neighbouring areas.

Nov
24
Wed
Changing Wildlife in the Chilterns @ Zoom
Nov 24 @ 7:45 pm

We travel with naturalist John Tyler from warm seas, through ice ages, tundra and forest to the farmland and beechwoods of today.

The talk starts at 8.00pm. If you wish to participate in the meeting please email to info@amershamsociety.org requesting the invitation.

Nov
29
Mon
Committee Meeting
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm

If you wish to raise anything at the Amersham Society Committee Meeting, please contact the Chair, Dorothy Symes, on 01494 434858.