Programme of events

Local History Group 2021 – 2022 programme

Fri 1 Oct 2021

7:15 pm on Zoom
A study of Tudor underwear
Dr Nic Fulcher advises Shakespearean actors. He will offer a light-hearted journey into the hidden world of Tudor underwear, under all of that silk, satin and velvet.
Fri 5 Nov

7:15 pm on Zoom
WEST WYCOMBE PARK AND THE DASHWOODSPeter Hague is a volunteer guide at West Wycombe Park. He will look at this NT
property, the life-histories of three Baronets, including the infamous Hell-Fire Club.
Fri 3 Dec

7:15 pm on Zoom
MEDIEVAL STONEMASONSJames Wright is a freelance archaeological excavation project leader and academic
historian at Nottingham University focusing on medieval castles and royal palaces.
Fri 7 Jan 2022

8 pm St LPH
THINKING ABOUT LANDSCAPEAdam Smith is a lecturer specialising in architectural history and histories of the
English country house and estate. He gave an excellent talk on Tring Park last time.
Fri 4 Feb

8 pm St LPH
TREASURES FROM THE SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONWill Phillips became a curator at the Buckinghamshire County Museum in 2008.
He returns following an enthralling talk last season on the life of Arthur Liberty.
Fri 4 Mar

8 pm St LPH
ARTS & CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE IN CHESHAM BOIS & AMERSHAM - The role of the Matthews family Builders and BrickmakersAlison Bailey is a resident of Chesham Bois, volunteer researcher at Amersham
Museum and frequently writes local history articles for the Bucks Free Press.
Fri 1 Apr

8 pm St LPH
BEACONS OF THE PAST - Investigating a prehistoric Chilterns landscape including Cholesbury CampWendy Morrison is manager of this Hillforts project at the Conservation Board. A
chance to hear about the project’s discoveries and conservation work at the Camp.
Fri 13 May

CVH 7:30 pm
AGM followed by MARSWORTH POLISH HOSTEL, 1948-1961Sandra Costello is Archivist for the Parish of Marsworth. She lives close to the
Hostel site and was involved in the erection of an information board in 2019.

All meetings for 2021/22 are via Zoom video conference at 7:15 for 7:45 pm

Members will be sent full access instructions before each meeting.

(Except perhaps the AGM at Cholesbury Village Hall at 7:30 pm sharp)

Adult Membership: £10 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