Events

Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. The Society’s lectures are now returned to the Kings Chapel. If any member is unable to make his/her way to these meetings and would like transport to be arranged, please contact Geraldine Marshall-Andrew on 01494 433735.

May
29
Wed
Bagels and Bacon @ Kings Chapel
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
East End of London during the Blitz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
East End of London during the Blitz

Jeff Rozelaar is a former schoolteacher and professional speaker working on land and cruise ships. The talk “Bagels and Bacon” is based on his autobiographical book of growing up in the East End of London during the postwar period. It features a host of colourful characters, a mixture of Jewish jokes, English humour and Cockney irony, even examples of the music, and most importantly it attempts to convey Jeff’s liking of London and love of history.

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

Jun
26
Wed
Society Outing to Stonor Park and Thames Cruise from Henley
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Stonor Park
Stonor Park

This year’s outing will be to to two beautiful locations in Oxfordshire, in the morning we shall visit Stonor Park and then in the afternoon we have booked a Thames cruise travelling on the Hibernia from Henley.

Further details including Itinerary and Booking Form will be published in our May Newsletter and circulated to members by email.

Sep
23
Mon
Man on the Spot @ Kings Chapel
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm

Bill Hamilton Talk

(PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE)

Bill Hamilton is a former BBC TV News broadcaster. Born in Dundee, Scotland, Bill began work as a trainee reporter on the Fife Herald before moving to the Hartlepool Mail and then to Tyne Tees Television. His career with the BBC began in Glasgow before moving to London where he spent time as a Home Affairs correspondent and later as a Foreign Affairs correspondent, featuring regularly on national news bulletins.

During his time in television news he covered the war in Lebanon in 1982, AIDS in Africa, and the plight of neglected children in post-communist Albania. Nearer home he assisted in the rescue of snowbound train passengers in the arctic Scotland of 1978, and witnessed the aftermath of the IRA bombings in Brighton and inner-city riots in Brixton and Toxteth.

The talk is based on his autobiography “Man on the Spot: A Broadcaster’s Story” published in 2010.

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

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

The Amersham Society’s Annual General Meeting. Details to follow.

Nov
27
Wed
Arrietty’s Diary @ Kings Chapel
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

A talk “Arrietty’s Diary” by Dr Irving Finkel. Details to follow.