Amer­sham Old Town will be packed with fes­tiv­i­ties on Septem­ber 13 as the town holds its an­nual Her­itage Day. Laura Mowat finds out what’s on of­fer this year at the pop­u­lar event.

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MU­SIC lovers will be spoilt for choice on Amer­sham her­itage day. The her­itage day, which has been held an­nu­ally since 1996, will take place in the old town on Sun­day Septem­ber 13.

There will be a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent free at­trac­tions on the day, in­clud­ing dance per­for­mances, a clas­sic car show, dif­fer­ent foods on of­fer, a bird of prey show and mar­ket stalls.

Or­gan­iser Steve Catanach said: “It will be a great, free fam­ily day out.

“Where else will you be able to pet an­i­mals for free?

“We are all look­ing for­ward to it and hope that it will be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

“Each year it is grow­ing. We hope that peo­ple will come out and en­joy the day.”

Last year more than 5,000 peo­ple at­tended the event.

The WI will be mak­ing teas in the mar­ket hall, Sea­sons Cafe will be do­ing a bar­be­cue and there will be mar­tyr walks for peo­ple to en­joy.

Mu­sic lovers will be spoilt for choice with the Che­sham All Girls Band, Amer­sham Band, Mor­ris Men and Sound­force Big Band all en­ter­tain­ing the public.

The Amer­sham in Bloom flower, fruit and pro­duce show will be held in a mar­quee in St Mary’s church­yard and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to en­ter the dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, which are veg­eta­bles, fruit, flow­ers and plants and cook­ery.

There is also a chil­dren’s sec­tion, which in­cludes hand­i­craft and dec­o­rat­ing cup cakes.

In ad­di­tion to fund­ing from Amer­sham Town Coun­cil, the Kings chapel and The En­ter­tainer have both do­nated money to sup­port the event, which starts at 11.30am and is set to fin­ish around 5.30pm.

Amer­sham Her­itage Day is timed to co­in­cide with the four-day long na­tional her­itage pro­gramme that aims to celebrate Eng­land’s history and thou­sands of build­ings across the coun­try are open to the public for free.

Last year’s Amer­sham Her­itage Day at­tracted around 5,000 visi­tors

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