History of the Amersham Area

 Welcome to Amersham Museum’s “giant scrap-book”


Town Band, High St – Odddfellows Fete & Flower Show in 1901 (PHO9002)

This site has four main sections:

BUILDINGSHouses, shops, pubs, businesses & churches

PEOPLE Interesting people who have lived in Amersham, Chesham Bois and the surrounding area

RESEARCH Articles, recordings and photos related to local history

WW IInformation about World War I and the 2014 exhibition

You can try using the SEARCH box in the left hand column,

or click on the WHAT’S NEW button above to see recent changes,

or on the MAP button above to see a map of the area.

Although we call it a history website, it does not pretend to provide a full history of the town; for that we recommend Julian Hunt’s excellent book A History of Amersham, which is available from Amersham Museum and bookshops.  This website is more like a  well-indexed, searchable and ever-expanding giant scrap-book, telling the stories of people who have lived in the town, often in their own words.

Because there is still much that we do not yet know, the editor hopes that visitors to the website will be able to provide more photos and information for the website.  Please use the CONTACT US button above if you have corrections or additions.

Amersham Museum thanks all those who have contributed to this community website.  Click on the button in the left hand column of this page to see the list of over 100 contributors.

To find out more about the Museum, go to the Amersham Museum YouTube channel and to the Amersham Museum website.  The Metro-land Exhibition pages are now part of the Research section of this site.