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Amersham Heritage Day 2013
Sunday 8th September

 

What a fantastic day! It has been a long time since steam or a 1938 fire engine were seen in Old Amersham but what a great trip down memory lane for some and a fantastic display of our heritage. Thank you so much to all stall holders, exhibitors, visitors, residents and especially the volunteers who helped make today a great success.
 
We have received a tremendous amount of feedback on the event. Here are some of the comments that we received. If you have any ideas on how the event can be improved next year, we would love to hear from you.
 
'I thought the Heritage Day in Old Amersham yesterday was great. I went along with my husband, two sons and our dog and all had a good time.  We loved seeing the classic cars and various steam engines, the various stalls, all four of us plus our (smallish) dog had a ride on a mini steam engine, or rather its trailer, along the High Street, had a delicious lunch of pulled pork and onions in a bun outside the Memorial Gardens, enjoyed the live music and were impressed by how many people had turned up.  Hope it happens again. Well done to the Town Council for organising it.'  
 
'I thoroughly enjoyed the day, so much diversity and a great atmoshphere. The excellent entertainment in the pubs prevented the use of an umbrella. This event should have its own ‘Charter’!'
 
'Just a note to say thank you for organising a splendid 'Heritage Day' yesterday. Everything seemed to be organised really well, and it was great to see everyone having such a good time, despite the odd shower. If I might put one idea in the 'suggestions box' for another such event - it would be even more convenient if the 'RouteMaster' shuttle bus could connect the two event locations (if they are on such a scale again). Thank you again John Drennan'
 

The Historic buildings were open to the public, while the Martyrs and Amersham Museum offered historical walks.  Morris Dancers performed alongside live bands and an array of  stalls showcasing traditional skills and wares. There was also an fantastic display of classic cars, vintage vehicles and steam engines.

In the children’s area there were pony rides, an animal petting zoo, bouncy castle and Punch and Judy shows. You were even be able try your hand playing a Victorian game with the Chiltern Open Air Museum. 

 

Amersham Bird Watching GroupCllr Mrs Harker & Elly BazigosBucks Guild of SpinnersMusic in the GardensEnjoying the Sun