Events

Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. If any member is unable to make his/her way to Society meetings and would like transport to be arranged, please contact Geraldine Marshall-Andrew on 01494 433735.

Sep
19
Thu
Parking Restrictions @ High St, Broadway and Church St
Sep 19 @ 12:01 am – Sep 21 @ 6:00 am

Please take notice that the Annual Charter Fair will be held in the High Street and Broadway in Old Amersham on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 Sep 2019, operating within the hours of 14:40 and 23:30 approximately.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS will commence at 00:01 on Thursday 19 Sep and cease at 06:00 on Saturday 21 Sep and between these times all car parking on the Highway in High Street, Broadway and Church Street will be prohibited.

Sep
25
Wed
Summiting the Science of Everest @ Kings Chapel
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Why do Everest climbers wear big, puffy down suits? Why does it take 2 months to climb the 8,848m mountain while climbing Mont Blanc (4,810m) takes just 2 days? Why is it that humans can’t survive for long above 8,000m in the so-called “death zone”?

Physicist and mountaineer Dr. Melanie Windridge answers these questions and more. Telling the story of her own summit attempt, Melanie investigates why climbing Everest has become safer over the last twenty years and how advances in technology are enabling ordinary people to survive the extremes.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.

Sep
29
Sun
Tudor Walk @ Amersham Museum
Sep 29 @ 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).

The Amersham Museum opens at 12:00pm, reduced-price combined tickets (£5) are available.
Sep
30
Mon
Committee Meeting
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm

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

Oct
5
Sat
BLHN 2019 Conference @ The Oculus
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
BLHN 2019
BLHN 2019

Buckinghamshire Local History Network (BLHN) 2019 Annual Conference and Local History Fair will be held on Sat 5 Oct 2019 at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury – plus The Street exhibition space with displays and bookstalls by local societies.

A full one-day conference “Buckinghamshire’s social housing – from Almshouses to Right-to-Buy” looking at the changing face of housing for the people, in Buckinghamshire and generally: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ after the First World War, council housing before and after the Second, the New Towns and Milton Keynes, the effects of Right-to-Buy.

Attendance is by pre-booked tickets. Please see full details here.

Oct
30
Wed
Annual General Meeting @ Kings Chapel
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Annual General Meeting of the Amersham Society followed by a talk by Kamran Irani about Emergency Rider Volunteers who deliver blood and emergency supplies to hospitals.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.

Nov
25
Mon
Committee Meeting
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

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

Nov
27
Wed
The Forgotten River @ Kings Chapel
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

Discovering the wildlife and history of the tranquil River Thame, an illustrated talk by naturalist John Tyler.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.