Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. It is organised by a huge network of people who share a passion for places, history and culture.
This year there are more than twenty buildings, exhibitions, talks and tours taking place in town and they are all completely FREE! For details visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk and search for “Chesham”. The last time Heritage Open Day was celebrated in the town, 21 events attracted 3,450 visits!
This year attractions include, among many others, a display of the history of the 16th-century building and its 124 years of housing a stationary businesses at JPS Stationers; the opening of the concealed under-floor baptistry at Trinity Baptist Church; behind-the-scenes tours of The Elgiva Theatre; local vintage cars and shire horses at The Gamekeepers Lodge; a wander around the former Victorian school at The White Hill Centre and a chance to see an on-air transmission of Chiltern Voice FM; the 50th anniversary season preview of the Chiltern Film Society; demonstrations of unique fairground organs at Kevin Meayers Organ Restorers; and an exhibition focussing on the 70th anniversary of the NHS at Chesham Cemetery!
Amersham is also celebrating Heritage Open Day on Sunday 9 September and there will be a free vintage bus shuttle to connect events happening in, and close to, Old Amersham, Amersham Station, Chesham Bois, Chesham Broadway and Chesham Station. Put the date in your diary!