Each year in September Amersham holds a Heritage Day. In 2013 it will be held on 8th September, starting at 11 - 5pm.
Organised by volunteers - usually property owners or managers - for local people, Heritage Open Days is Englandís biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event. Events are held all over England and last year events attracted up to 1 million visitors around the country. The Civic Trust gives central co-ordination and a national voice to the event, which is made possible by funding and support from English Heritage.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture
and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the
public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September,
buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from
castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist
temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures
and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local
history and culture.
Previous years entertainment and events have included:
For more information on this local event take a look at these links.
A YouTube video from Paul Capewell about the Heritage Day in 2006
Information from the Heritage Open Days website
Information from the Amersham.org website