Programme of events

Local History Group 2022 – 2023 programme

Fri 14 Oct 2022

Fri 4 Nov

7:30 pm St LPH
In Bucks and Herts
Cathy Soughton is a local expert in Rothschild buildings, estate cottages, lodges and public buildings built in the 19th century and, as she is Wendover-based, she knows our area very well
Fri 2 Dec

7:30 pm St LPH
In the Amersham area
Briony Hudson is the newly appointed Director of Amersham Museum, and has a particular expertise in medical histories. She will cast a new perspective on health and disease in this part of Buckinghamshire
Fri 6 Jan 2023

7:30 pm on Zoom
SECRET PASSAGES AND HIDDEN TUNNELSWe are pleased to welcome back James Wright, who gave an excellent presentation last year. James is an archaeologist and historian of medieval buildings and everyday life of that period. This talk lifts the lid on the truth and myths surrounding buildings and their connections to other buildings in their local community
Fri 3 Feb

7:30 pm St LPH
THE HISTORY OF BERKHAMSTEDJulian Hunt is our most regular returning speaker. This talk was given only a few months ago to commemorate the 800th anniversary of St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, and we now have the opportunity to hear about Julian’s recent research
Fri 3 Mar

7:30 pm St LPH
Amerham photographer
Pete Healy is a volunteer, a trustee and energetic researcher for Amersham Museum. His talk tells the story of the life of George Ward, the well known Amersham photographer for around 50 years, and which spanned the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI.
Fri 14 Apr

7:30 pm St LPH
Rural workwear of the 19th century
Discover Bucks Museum has an extensive collection of fabrics and garments from Buckinghamshire history. Will Phillips is curator of this archive and, as those who attended his talk last year know, he is best-placed to display and explain the history of these artefacts from our recent past
Fri 12 May

7:30 pm Cholesbury village hall
AGM followed by a talk - Home fires and havens
Alison Bailey's talk last year on arts and crafts buildings went down a storm with our members, so we have quickly welcomed her back. This talk will cover the mid-20th century history of the wider Amersham area

All meetings for 2022/23 are at 7:30 for 7:45 pm

Members will be sent full access instructions before each meeting.

Adult Membership: £8 per year
School students: Free
Visitors always welcome: £4 per meeting

Please contact Chris Brown 01494 758890 for further information, and Richard Leat ( for Zoom invites