Nostalgic memories of Amersham's local history
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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.
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Memory of Amersham College Woodside Road From my home in Wendover, I was a pupil at Amersham College during those difficult times during 1944 to 1949. Sign on board at front of school Prop. Chas J. Holland 'Hons. Econs!' The sclool had 100 + pupils, approx half (girls) attended the 'commercial' part for (...Read full memory)
My name is Philip Bradshaw & I was born in Lexham Gardens, Amersham in 1949. My Mum, Jean Emily Bradshaw (nee Cook) was also born in the same house. Her father, Edwin or Edward, was a printer & a lay minister for the Methodist Church & is buried, with my grandmother, at the rear of the Methodist church (...Read full memory)
Hi I have lived in Amersham and Chesham Bois for the past 30 years and love the rich history of these places. I collect old postcards of this area and the Missendens, and I also research interesting people who have lived and worked here. I am particularly keen to hear memories of Chesham (...Read full memory)
My name is Philip Hitchcock. I attended Amersham College 1956 to 1958. It was owned by Mr Holland (Boss). Another teacher was Mr Fuchs (Fred) an Austrian. Fred taught German, Maths, Science, and took charge of us at cricket. However I am not sure he knew the rules of the game! Boss attempted to teach the rest (...Read full memory)
My dad used to work for Henry Kingham and Sons of Watford, and I used to go with him when delivering to the Kingham shop in Amersham. His round would start at Little Chalfont, out to Amersham and the on to Chesham. I have found the shop in Little Chalfont, and on a visit yesterday, 16th September 2017, I was casting my (...Read full memory)
I used to be so excited about the street fair every September. It ran the entire length of Old Amersham High Street. I still have a precious photo of me, along with two little monkeys, which was taken at the fair. Possibly in about 1961. My parents were married at St Mary's church in 1940, the same year my grandfather died. (...Read full memory)
Anyone out there who was a pupil or teacher at this School 1966 through 1971? I was, for my sins, Head of Music during these years and have memories of such staff names as Andy Thompson (history), Denis Holman (Head), Neil Bibby, Steve Hennig, Bill Prickett (caretaker), Austin Matthews (crafts), Graham Hoare (...Read full memory)
To Whom It May Concern: I am an American living in the state of Maryland. I've had a picture in my office for quite some time now, that I recently took a better look at. Originally, I was told that this picture was of the city of Rockville, in Maryland, during the late 19th century. Upon closer inspection (...Read full memory)
Amersham - we had such a wonderful time with you, my sister, my two cousins and I. We were young, so we played, we swam, we chatted. We're all grown up now, with children of our own - I wonder if we could get back to you - would we be young again? 1958 - the year my sister was born. My parents were in Amersham that year. They're gone now, but you're still here. I'm very glad.