The Church Sunday School Treat

The above took place on Tuesday last in Frame Field Meadow kindly lent by Captain Drake. Various games and races were freely indulged in and prizes were given for the latter. The Amersham Band played a choice selection of music. A procession was formed at the close and headed by…

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Amersham

Ever since the appearance of the official announcement that the Imperial Yeomanry were coming home from the front, Amersham people have eagerly looking out for the return of the only man who joined the force from this town. Mr William Dumbarton son of William Henry Dumbarton, butcher. On Friday evenings,…

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Back from the War

Mr William Dumbarton son of Mr William Dumbarton butcher of Amersham, who returned with the Bucks Imperial Yeomanry to Wycombe on Monday met with a very enthusiastic reception at Amersham the same evening. A reception committee had been formed with Captain Drake as chairman, and at an early hour on…

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Amersham Annual Treat

The annual treat given by Mr and Mrs Drake to their employees in the garden and the farm, together with the children attending Amersham National Schools, week day and Sunday, also the children from Woodrow, took place on Tuesday at Great Shardeloes. The Amersham school children assembled at the school,…

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Oddfellows and Foresters’ Fete and Flower Show

This annual event took place on Thursday in a meadow kindly lent for the occasion by Captain T H T Drake. The weather was delightfully fine and warm, and consequently there was a large attendance of the public. The Chesham Brass Band under the conductorship of Mr J Palmer) arrived…

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Pretoria Celebrations

Pretoria Celebrations – On receipt of news of the capture of Pretoria, a public meeting was hurriedly convened at the Griffin Hotel when a good numbers of parishioners attended. Mr Wainwright master at the Grammar School was called to the chair, and a representative committee was at once formed to…

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Celebrating the Relief of Mafeking

On Saturday morning last, about 3.30 the in habitants were aroused from their peaceful slumber by loud cheers and on arriving at their windows and doorways they were met by about 200 persons headed by a torchlight procession, which had arrived from Chesham to bring the good and long looked…

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Horse Racing, Jumping and Driving Competitions

For the first time in its history the Amersham Easter Monday Sports was not favoured by fine weather. The air has frequently been cold, but this year there was a strong wind, amounting almost to a gale, and at frequent intervals drenching storms of rain and hail, followed by bright…

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Grand Concert

A Grand Concert was held in The Town Hall on Thursday 30th November 1899 in aid of the Amersham Fire Brigade. Programme Fantastia – Enchantment – The Amersham Brass Band – R Rippen Song – Brass Band –

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Annual Party at Shardeloes

By the kindness and the Squire and Mrs Tyrwhitt Drake, the children attending St Mary’s Day and Sunday Schools and Wooburn School were entertained at Shardeloes (the workmen and their wives and families being included) on Saturday afternoon in delightful weather. The children met at the school and headed by…

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