Discover how the Tudors celebrated Christmas at one of Amersham Museum’s special openings this December.
This year the museum will be open and decorated for a Tudor Christmas for three Sundays from 30th November.
On 30th November, 7th December and 14th December our Tudor guests will give you an insight into the customs, feasts and celebrations of the Tudors at Christmas time. Each week there will be a range of activities and festive refreshments for visitors.
On Sunday 30th November you can find out about Tudor decorations. Help our Tudor lady finish off the magnificent kissing bough or talk to the Master of the House about Christmas customs. Meet the scrivener and write a parchment gift label and make a Yule log to decorate your home.
On Sundays 7th and 14th December our Tudor guests will be sharing details about festive food and drink. Talk to the Master of the House and our Tudor lady about food and customs, meet the scrivener and write a parchment gift label, and model some food of your own. On 14th December you can also make a special Tudor rattle decoration.
At each of the openings you will also have the opportunity to try on Tudor costumes and dress our Tudor baby! You can also explore the architectural details of our magnificent 15th century hall house.
The museum will be open from 2pm-4.30pm on Sunday 30th November and Sunday 7th December. On Sunday 14th December the museum will be open from earlier, 12 noon – 4.30pm to tie in with the Christmas Pudding Race taking place in the High Street.
Usual admissions apply (£2.50 adults, £1 children, under 5s free, £5 family ticket). Festive refreshments will be available at every opening, for which there will be an additional charge.
I've seen and heard rumours but does anyone have any detailed information regarding the development of the Alfa garage site in Amersham opposite Challoner's school?
Could someone please recommend a garage door fixer? Thanks very much
Allegedly claimed nearly £18,000 in benefits from the authority he represents. His wife is on similar charges.
As ever, comment carefully on this. There are active legal proceedings. Don't write anything here that might affect the trial.
Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop
Create a fantastic centrepiece for Christmas with Amersham Museum. You can watch a demonstration of how to make a wreath or table centre and then make one to decorate your home this Christmas.
The session, which takes place in Amersham Museum, is being facilitated by Christine Redding from Shaw’s Florists.
The session take places on Thursday 11th December and runs from 10am-12.30pm. It costs £25 per person and the price includes materials, coffee on arrival and drinks and nibbles to finish.
Booking is essential. To make a booking email email@example.com or call 01494 723700.
There's another group of men on trial for grooming and abusing girls in Chesham. The second in a year. Plus 10 men, including one from Chesham, today, were charged with abusing children in Aylesbury. There's already been cases in High Wycombe. It appears Bucks is no different from the Northern mill towns.
I wonder if Bucks social services and TVP have as much to hide as their counterparts in Rotherham?
Has anyone else discovered the new farm shop open at Stockings Farm, Botrells Lane (opposite the Harte and Magpies pub - toward Chalfont St Giles)? Open Weds - Sat. I've tried their sausages from local farmers markets, but this new farm shop venture looks promising. Great to have some more local options...good luck to them.
I noticed my fuel gauge drop below 1/4 so I checked the trip computer 103 miles before empty. I exchange my car on Saturday so I didn't want waste my money by filling up but to be on the safe side I popped into this petrol station on Woodside Rd just to put a few £ in. I paid cash and left without a receipt, drove home about 1 mile. Later I started the car and noticed the fuel gauge had not moved so I checked the trip again but this time 97 miles before empty. It's obvious to me the pump is charging for fuel that is not delivering, I know I don't have a leg to stand on as I have no proof but be very wary if you use this service station.
Amersham Museum’s activities to commemorate the First World War continue with a talk by Alison Bailey entitled Formidable Women: an impression of the home front through the experiences of a group of Chesham Bois women during World War I.
The talk will be at 8pm in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre on Wed 19th November (doors open at 7.30pm). Tickets are available from 01494 727409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. £7.50 per person or £5 per person for Friends of the Museum.
Join a WWI guided walks around Old Amersham on Sunday 16th or 23rd November to discover what life was like in 1914.
Find out about the experiences of families whose loved ones had gone to fight and the places where they lived and worked. The walk starts at 2.30pm and runs for 1.5 hours. Tickets cost £2.50 per person with children £1 and under 5s free. The walks start at the museum and there is no need to book.
The Amersham at War exhibition is now on display at the Museum on Wednesdays to Sundays from 2pm - 4.30pm until 23rd November. The exhibition not only focuses on those who went to war and the experience of those who remained behind in the town. The exhibition includes photographs, oral histories, maps, models and objects. Entry costs £2.50 for adults, £1 for 5-15 year olds with under 5s free. For more information about any of our events go to www.amershammuseum.org/events
If you would like to share a WWI story or get involved as a volunteer call 01494 723700 or email email@example.com If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of the town go to the museum’s history site, www.amershamhistory.info
@tfbalerts: WOODSIDE ROAD, AMERSHAM:ROAD TREATMENT WORKS continue tonight under a night road closure in operation between 7pm-6am
Not being a driver I have not been all the way along Woodside Road in the past few weeks, but from memory the road surface was pretty bad heading down towards Blackhorse Bridge. Is this what they are fixing and is it the cause of the noise I can hear at night ?
If I'm reading this right, it looks like even though all Z1-6 daily caps are coming down markedly, ours are actually going up, plus the off-peak rate is being scrapped?!
I only work in or travel to London occasionally, and generally during off-peak hours, so this affects me more than most.
I'm still a little unsure of the precise funding arrangements for Tube lines out this far (I know it's a bone of contention for some), but surely we're being shafted royally here?
Sunday 09 November 2014, 12:50pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries which are believed to be linked.
Between 27 October and 30 October a property in Old Saw Mill place, Little Chalfont, was burgled.
A person returned to the property to find a wooden side gate had been forced and access had been gained via a kitchen window at the rear of the property.
A silver BMW car was seen in the area on 28 October between 6pm and 6.25pm on 28 October.
On 28 October three further dwelling burglaries took place in Amersham:
- Between 7.20am and 8.45pm in Springfields, offenders forced entry through a property’s front door by smashing a window pane and unlocking it. An untidy search was carried out inside of all rooms. No items appeared to have been stolen. A silver BMW was seen in the area.
- Between 10.30am and 7pm offenders forced entry through the side door of a property in Park Place. An untidy search was carried out of the whole house. A set of keys was stolen.
- Between 6.25pm and 6.50pm offenders forced entry via a back door of a property in Briery Way. An untidy search of a bedroom was carried out and watches, keys and cash were stolen.
Officers are investigating the incidents and have been conducting house to house enquiries in the area.
Crime prevention advice is available on our website here where you can click in to our interactive virtual neighbourhood to discover what steps you can take to protect your home.
If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the areas of the burglaries at these times please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Join us on Thames Valley Alert (opens new window) to receive local crime and safety messages.
I have one of those large blue council recycle wheelie bins that I'd like to exchange for a smaller one.
How much are tickets on the Buses in Chesham? I've never used them before and I wanted to go to High Wycombe this weekend for shopping.
I'm guessing Oyster cards are no good?
Are there rates for senior citizens too? Do you get day passes or just the usual singles and returns?
Thanks in advance!
It's in a good condition.
Please email me for pictures- firstname.lastname@example.org
I am selling my two daughter's Isla bikes - both Beinn 20 large, one red, the other purple.
We bought them for the girls when they were six years old and have lasted until they are nine.
Please see link below for details;
Please message me if you are interested.
Can anyone recommend a company to replace soffit boards, fascia and guttering ?
New to Amersham of 6 months; I'm looking to see if there's any kind of dog walking events or some such that take place, and if not, i'd be interested in organising one? I have a 3 year old Greyhound and would like to get him socialised, and meet some of the friendly folk in and around Amersham while I'm at it!
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