Talk­ing about the his­tory of Amer­sham

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AMER­SHAM Mu­seum has lined up a num­ber of his­tor­i­cal themed talks to take place dur­ing this spring and sum­mer.

Stan Pretty, di­rec­tor of the suc­cess­ful Amer­sham Mar­tyrs play, will kick off with the first talk on Thurs­day, April 28 at 8pm at the Mar­ket Hall.

The play, which was a sell-out last month, fo­cussed on the tale of seven mar­tyrs from 16th cen­tury Amer­sham.

Mr Pretty, who de­vised and di­rected the play, and was given an MBE in 2004, will talk about how the play came about and the his­tor­i­cal re­search that has gone into mak­ing the play.

Another this sea­son in­clude one by Monica Weller, who will talk about her true crime book which de­tails the solv­ing of the mur­der of Amer­sham GP Helen Davidson, who was killed in dense wood­land in 1966.

Round­ing off the sea­son, Ju­lian Hunt will be de­liv­er­ing a talk on the his­tory of Amer­sham on Thurs­day, Au­gust 25 at the Drake Hall in Amer­sham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

The talks will cover some of the high­lights of Amer­sham’s his­tory, and to­gether with a spe­cial 25 years exhibition cur­rently on dis­play at the mu­seum, cel­e­brates the mu­seum’s sil­ver ju­bilee year.

All talks are priced at £10 per per­son, and £8 for Friends of Amer­sham Mu­seum.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.amer­sham­mu­seum.org/talks.

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