STEPPING BACK IN TIME IN STYLE
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.
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