Amersham Heritage Day   

  

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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.

Free of charge and literally on people's doorstep, Heritage Open Days is an event for everyone, whatever their background, age and ability.

Amersham & District Motorbus Society have provided  vintage buses running free buses around the local area for the past 5 years and shall be doing so again this year.

 

 

Previous years entertainment and events have included:

Morris Dancers 
Garland Dancers 
Balloonologist 
Punch & Judy 
Bouncy Castle 
Amersham Town Band 
Face Painting 
Clowns
Traditional Games
Animal Farm
Steam Organ

Classic Cars
Hot Dogs
Teas & Coffees in the Market Hall
Cake Stall in the Market Hall
Lacemaking
BBOWT
Bee Keepers
Bird Watching Club
Amersham Society
Ice Creams

 

Thanks to John Hutchinson for these pictures
 

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