AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY – Sunday 10th September 2017
“Fantastic community event…celebrating Amersham’s heritage!” – CLOSE TO 8,000 COME TO HERITAGE DAY – THANKS TO YOU ALL!!
What a fabulous day!! Despite the weather…the crowds yet again descended on Amersham on Sunday 10th September to celebrate the ever popular…Amersham Heritage Day! We would like to sincerely thank the residents and businesses of the Old Town for allowing us to set up the road closure to put on this annual event. We would like to congratulate everyone who took part – the classic vintage vehicles; the wonderful Chiltern Jive Dance Group; the atmospheric steam engines; the mini steam engines giving the kids the rides of their lives; the Chesham All Girls Marching Band; the medieval enactments; the fantastic Irish Dancing Troupe, the old buildings which stayed open all day; the WI Angels for their fabulous tea and cakes; the brilliant Soundforce Big Band; the pubs with their own entertainment all the way down the High Street – and lots, lots more.
We would also like to thank both Chiltern Chamber of Commerce and Hamptons International Amersham for kindly sponsoring the event and the Rotary Club of Amersham for supporting the day by providing marshals throughout the day!
We look forward to Amersham Heritage Day 2018- Sunday 9 September!
Heritage Day 2017 – Sunday 10th September 2017
AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY – SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2017
AMERSHAM 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 jam-packed programme than ever before….with the event taking place from 11.30am until 5.30pm. 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. The Memorial Gardens …will feature entertainment throughout the day including Chiltern Jive Club and Soundforce Big Band. Plus there will be medieval re-enactments, Irish Dancing and the Chesham All Girls Marching Band will be pulling in the crowds! This is in addition to music featuring in several pubs along the High Street, fairground rides, classic cars and Steam Traction engines. Heritage market stalls will line the High Street complementing the craft stalls featuring demonstrations as well as a Victorian Tea Room being held in the Market Hall. And if that isn’t enough…..the following buildings will be open to the public including….Kings Chapel, Old Amersham Methodist Church (serving cream teas from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm), Quaker Meeting House & Meadow (serving light refreshments & featuring a display of historical material from 1.00pm to 4.30pm), Amersham Museum, St. Mary’s Church including the Drake Chapel and our fantastic Market Hall.
Don’t forget to look out for more information on the format of the day on the Town Council website www.amersham-tc.gov.uk as well as our Twitter account @AmershamTC – we will be providing updates of the event on our social media accounts using #AmershamHOD
It promises to be the best Amersham Heritage Day yet – we look forward to seeing you there!
Would you like to register your interest in this event? Perhaps you have a classic car you would like to bring along on the day? Contact Amersham Town Council on 01494 434000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THANKS GO TO OUR HERITAGE DAY SPONSORS – Hamptons International – Amersham & Chiltern Chamber of Commerce!
PUT THE DATE IN THE DIARY…….AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY – Sunday 10 Sept 2017:
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.
HERITAGE DAY 2016
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?
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:
2016 Heritage Day
Arrangements for next year’s event will be taking place in January.
Amersham Heritage Day 2017 – THANKS TO ALL!!
Amersham Town Council would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Heritage Day! The event was an overriding success with over 8,000 people flocking to Amersham. We would also like to thank our sponsors and volunteers who without their support we would not be able to run such a fantastic community event!
Here’s to Amersham Heritage Day 2018!