Amersham Museum calling all former employees of Brazil's, Bowyers and Goya
Amersham Museum is looking for former employees of Amersham's large post war employers – the toiletries manufacturer, Goya and the meat and pie manufacturer, Brazil's (which later became Bowyers) to come and share their memories of working for these two important local companies.
"We would love to hear the stories from both sets of former employees and to provide an opportunity for people to share their memories with each other." Emily explains. "We need to capture these memories so that future generations have a better understanding of what local life was like in the 20th century."
People's stories will be collected and recorded for the museum's archive and some will feature in a new exhibition when the museum reopens in 2017. This is part of the People's Story of the 20th Century project which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Brazil's/Bowyers session takes place on Thursday 1st December, 2pm-4pm. The Goya session is Monday 5th December, 2pm-4pm. Both take place in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill.
Amersham Museum closed in early September, to allow building work to begin, to realise an expanded and improved museum. There is more information about the project on the Museum website http://amershammuseum.org/>
Amersham in Bloom 2016
We are delighted to congratulate Amersham Town Council for being given a Gold Award in the Britain in Bloom competition. It was also crowned as group winner of the Town category, beating Henley on Thames, Kidlington and Princes Risborough. The Town also also won the regional award for Community Involvement and Pride of Place. Well done to the Town Council, its staff and the many volunteers who contributed to this success.
Chiltern District Council's Emerging Local Plan
Did you know that
• Chiltern District Council must produce a Local Plan by early 2017 or the Government will step in and impose one?
• Chiltern DC is working with South Bucks DC to produce one?
• They estimate that there will be a need for 14 700 new dwellings in the area by 2036?
• They have been reviewing green belt sites to see whether they could be released for housing?
• The deadline for responses is 5.0 pm, 12th December?
See http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/localplan2014-2036.The Options they are considering include allowing building to take place on two areas of green belt around Old Amersham:
• parts of the large field to the east of the whole length of Whielden Street (part of the green ring around the Conservation Area);
• parts of the fields to the south of London Road, between Gore Hill and Stanley Hill, including next to the historic Bury Farm.
The Amersham Society is producing a response.
The Society has organised an open meeting on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at the King's Chapel, King's Arms Hotel, High Street, Old Amersham.
All are welcome at this meeting to learn more about the Council's proposals and to review and improve the Amersham Society's response about preserving Amersham's unique heritage and environment. Contribute your own thoughts and learn what you might usefully say in your own personal response.
Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served from 7.30pm, with the meeting starting at 8.0 pm. Please bring your friends and neighbours, no booking is necessary - just turn up. The cost of entrance will be £2 for members and £3 for non-members.