Programme of events

Local History Group 2023 – 2024 programme

Fri 6 Oct 2023

7:30 pm St LPH
Julian Hunt is one of our most longstanding and highly regarded speakers. He is an expert lecturer and prolific writer on all things historic in Buckinghamshire
Fri 3 Nov

7:30 pm St LPH
FROM MARKET TOWN TO METROLAND - A HISTORY OF SHOPPING IN AMERSHAMAlison Bailey is a resident of Chesham Bois, volunteer researcher at Amersham Museum and frequently writes local history articles for the Bucks Free Press
Fri 1 Dec

7:30 pm St LPH
GEORGIAN FOOD AND DININGAdam Smith is a lecturer on architectural history and English country houses and estates. The talk looks at the food that Georgians enjoyed and how it was served.
Fri 5 Jan 2024

7:30 pm on Zoom
HISTORIC GRAFFITI - SCRATCHES ON THE WALLSJames Wright is a freelance archaeological excavation project leader and academic historian at Nottingham University, focusing on medieval castles and royal palaces.
Fri 2 Feb

7:30 pm St LPH
THE BRITISH CIVIL WARS, 1642-51, IN ARTStephen Barker designs exhibitions for museums and lectures on military history. We welcome him back again with a brand new talk researched for 2024.
Fri 1 Mar

7:30 pm St LPH
THE LOLLARDS OF AMERSHAMDr Peter Burrows is a scientist and resident of Old Amersham. He is a participant in the Amersham Martyrs Community Plays and volunteer at Amersham Museum.
Fri 5 Apr

7:30 pm St LPH
THE AYLESBURY DUCK & AYLESBURY PRUNEMike Palmer is Keeper of Natural History and Geology at Discover Bucks Museum with particular interest in overlaps between natural and cultural heritage.
Fri 10 May

This meeting is cancelled. The AGM will now be held later in the year.

All meetings for 2023/24 are at 7:30 for 7:45 pm
except the May meeting which is 7:30 pm sharp.

Members will be sent full access instructions before each meeting.

Adult Membership: £10 per year
School students: Free
Visitors always welcome: £4 per meeting

Please contact Chris Brown 01494 758890 for further information, and Richard Leat ( for Zoom invites