The Society’s Committee is pleased to release the first (beta) version of Old Amersham Interactive Map. Following our tradition to accomplish at least one heritage project per year, this is our response to times of lockdown and social distancing during the pandemic.
This map can be used on your computer for a virtual tour around the town or on your mobile devices when you are visiting Old Amersham with your family and friends. We hope it will help you to learn more about the town’s history.
It is implemented with free Google My Maps application and its content is based on the following sources:
- Amersham Museum: Amersham Old Town Buildings – https://amershammuseum.org/history/old-town/
- J. Hunt: A History of Amersham, Biddles Ltd, Guilford, Surrey, 2001
- N. Pevsner, E. Williamson: The Buildings of England – Buckinghamshire, Penguin Books, London 1994
- C.J. Seabright: Images of England – Amersham, Tempus Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
The Society’s officers involved in the project are Elena Morgan (original idea, technical implementation, maintenance, photography) and Peter Borrows (copy writer and editor, liaison with content contributors).
We are very grateful to our members and the local walks guides for their help in revising the copy for this first release – Barbara Webber, John Suckling and Euan Russell.
Now we are looking for feedback from more members. If you would like to suggest additions or changes to places on the map or their descriptions, please write to us at email@example.com.
For those who are inspired by the town’s heritage and interested in guided walks, please note that Amersham Museum’s tours have been resumed until the end of October: