When the War Was Over - post-War refugees in Europe, 1945
At the end of WWII more than 11 million people on the European continent found themselves stranded far from home - former Nazi slave labourers, liberated prisoners-of-war and concentration camp survivors, as well as East Europeans fleeing westwards to escape the Soviet Army. When The War Was Over tells the story of these refugees, whom the Allied governments labelled as Displaced Persons (DPs).
This exhibition, developed by Manchester and Nottingham Universities, will be open daily from Saturday 9th May to Sunday 17th May at the Amersham Quaker Meeting House, Whielden Street, HP7 0JB.
For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/445908098903639/
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Saturday 9th May 3 – 5pm
Sunday 10th 12–5pm
Monday – Friday 11–2:30pm
(lunch served in support of Christian Aid week from 12-2pm)
Thursday evening 6-8pm
Saturday 16th 3-5pm Sunday 17th 12-2pm
All welcome: Free Admission: Donations to Christian Aid
Hi, can anyone recommend a piano teacher for a child who's a beginner? Many thanks
A sign has appeared at the top of Hill Avenue warning that the road is going to be closed overnight from 18 to 30 May. I guess this means that the whole road is to be resurfaced. Hope that will make some people happier.
Is there anyone that could translate an e-mail for me please? I have ordered some concert tickets but the collection instructions are in Spanish and I don't know what it means.
If anyone can help please PM me with your e-mail address and I'll forward it on.
Thank you in advance.
We found a white terrier (poss. Jack Russell x) this morning, with black ears and took her to the Wheelhouse Vets this morning, after being found running down Hollow Way Lane. She is friendly, about 1-2 yrs old and had no collar or microchip
We spoke to some neighbours who didn't recognise her at all.
Please share with your friends and family, so we can get her back home.
To a caring home, two healthy adult yellow and green budgies and their bird cage - dimensions approximately 20 x 24 X 14 inches.
Please PM me if you are interested.
Thinking of refitting some 20 year old windows and potentially adding a conservatory. Can anyone recommend someone reliable and reasonably priced?
I want to stay away from the likes of Anglia, having seen the results of their work on our road - is there a good local company that I could approach?
Also, if anyone has any idea on how much a typical size conservatory may cost let me know (probably 12 by 10)...realise there will be a huge price range but just want a rough idea as I haven't a clue!
Does anyone know of a good carpet fitter in the local area? I don't need carpet supplied, just someone who is really good at fitting. Thanks in advance.
I'd heard that the landlords had changed a while back but hadn't seen anything saying that this was coming. I assume it's going to be developed on, but haven't seen planning permission etc. Does anyone know what's happening?
I visited Newland College, the new school that's opening in Chalfont St Giles this September and I was really impressed.
The areas that inspired us most were the IB Middle Years Programme, enthusiastic and approachable Head, strong pastoral care, importance of academic attainment whilst considering the whole child, flexibility on choice of languages, and teaching in small classes boardroom style so everyone takes part.
If you've seen the school can you share your thoughts?
Does anyone know what is happening at the Memorial Gardens in the Old Town. They've been closed for a good 7 weeks and the sign (posted early March) mentions that a contractor working on site will have things open within 6 weeks. Today we noticed that most of the flowers have been planted which is great, but there is no sign of opening soon or the fountain in the middle from "peeking" in.
Usually, the area is fully open and in bloom by now, but this year, there seem to be some hold ups and that's a shame given we're nearly in May by now.
Would anyone like to play badminton on a regular or occasional basis?
David and Verity (01753 884103) run a little badminton club at The Polish Club, Raans Road, Amersham every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm to 10 (ish)
There are 2 courts.
Players of a reasonable standard and Any age and any sex are needed to boost the numbers a little. Some of our regulars have moved away or can't play for one reason or another.
If you would like to play, please do come along. You will be most welcome. An evening will cost you just £4. If you like the club and end up paying for 3 months in advance, an evening will work out at about £2.50!!
Hope to see you there
Chiltern Humanists Meeting - "Why do Humanists Care about Equality?"
A talk by Professor Richard Norman, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent and Vice-President of the British Humanists Association. Everyone welcome.
date: 13th May 2015
venue: Amersham Community Centre - Pottery Room
Free and ample Parking available.
Hi I need a couple of garden walls built so would be pleased if anyone could recommend a good, reliable bricklayer?
We are having some work done on our property and ideally would like to move out for 4-6 wks. We would therefore like to rent a 2+ bed property for this period. I know short term lets are very few and far between but if anyone has or knows of someone that might have a suitable property I'd love to hear about it. We have kids at a local school so it would need to be in the Amersham area. And we're hoping to get work under way in the next few weeks so I would think somewhere between mid-May and mid-July.
With our usual Indian takeaway being closed yesterday, we went to Chilli, in Amersham. I have to say the food was FANTASTIC! I didn't even know this place was here until yesterday, but I am VERY glad we found it! Will definitely be returning!
Well worth a visit next time you have Indian.
V E Day 70
Amersham Memorial Gardens
Sunday 10 May 2015 1pm - 5pm
Presented by Amersham Town Council,
The Royal British Legion and Amersham Museum
RAF Halton Area Voluntary Concert Band
1940’s Memorabilia and Sample Foods
Royal British Legion Standard Bearers
Military Vehicles WWII Veterans
Wartime Favourites and Cockney Singalongs
with Steve Perry
I'm looking to replenish my firewood stocks. So if you're pruning or taking trees down then I'd be interested in picking up.
No sheds or panel fences though...I don't like burning things that have been treated.
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