Heritage Day



A real family friendly day out – Amersham Old Town will be packed on Sunday 10th September with the return of this year’s Amersham Heritage Day. It promises to be the best yet with a more jam-packed programme than ever before…Catch one of the FREE heritage buses running from Chesham to Amersham including Chesham Bois – the buses are running every 20 minutes from 10.45am to 5.15pm.



To coincide with the four-day long national Heritage Day programme, Amersham’s annual Heritage Day will take place on Sunday 11th September. With stallholders displaying products ranging from Cider and Honey to jewellery and weaving, there will be a huge variety of locally-sourced creations to enjoy on the day. If you’re on a budget, you can still come and enjoy the music in the Memorial Gardens, the numerous dance performances and gaze at the rows of beautiful classic cars that line the High Street each year. There’s always plenty to keep children entertained, such as the mini steam engine rides at the end of the street, and the opportunity to pet the animals that make an appearance especially for the event. Always a great, free family outing, organiser Steve Catanach said following the success of last year’s Heritage Day: “Each year it is growing. We hope that people will come out and enjoy the day.”  This year’s Heritage Day is set to be busier and better than ever – save the date!


HERITAGE DAY 2015 – The most successful yet?

heritage day images in amersham old town

Once again Old Amersham came to a standstill when residents and visitors turned out in their thousands to celebrate our annual Heritage Day in September.

With so much to see and do, we hope that everyone went home happy. Performances included those from the Chesham All Girls Marching Band, Scoil Rince Ceim Oir Irish Dancing Group, The Merrydowners Morris, The Paladins of Chivalry, Soundforce Big Band and the Amersham Band. There was a huge collection of classic cars, traction steam engines and over 50 stalls while the children petted farm animals, watched Punch and Judy, enjoyed pony rides, mini steam engine rides and took part in a medieval battle.

A huge thanks to all the residents who came along and to The Kings Chapel and The Entertainer for sponsoring the event.

If you have any suggestion on what to include at next year’s event– planned for 11 September– then please get in touch.

A video taken at this year’s event can be viewed below:


Amersham 2015-web from DeeTV on Vimeo.

2016 Heritage Day

Arrangements for next year’s event will be taking place in January.

Keep the Date – Sunday September 10th!

Heritage Day 2017 will be held on Sunday September 10th.

This coincides with the four-day-long national Heritage Day programme, celebrating England’s local history and culture, and giving access to thousands of places usually closed to the public.

Heritage Day News

September 29, 2016
We are delighted and enormously proud to announce that Amersham has won GOLD in the Thames and Chiltern in Bloom awards for the THIRD year in a row!! A huge amount of work has gone into this year’s Amersham in Bloom entry and we would like to thank our wonderful volunteers (pictured) and Town Council [More...]
September 10, 2016
We have a free bus service running every 13 mins from Hill Avenue (outside Carrols) to Old Amersham Heritage Day and every 30 mins from Chesham on Sun 11 September. Please click here for a full timetable.. Buses to and from Chesham Bois will stop on Amersham Hill by North Road. A big thank you to The Amersham [More...]
September 15, 2015
Old Amersham was made for Heritage Day - steam engines, vintage vehicles, children's activities, heritage walks, stalls, music, bands, dancing, food, and so much more. If you couldn't come this year, make a date for 2016!  [More...]
August 26, 2015
Everyone is welcome - no entry fees - classes for fruit, veg, cookery and handicraft, and special classes for children. Just one of so many reasons to look forward to Heritage Day Sunday 13th September! [More...]
August 24, 2015
For Heritage Day 2015, an exceptionally exciting and varied programme of events is in place. There really is something for everyone, in a real family-friendly day out. Please put the date in your diary - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13th!  [More...]