AMER­SHAM:

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The first Amer­sham Mar­tyrs Guided Walk of 2016 takes place on Satur­day.

It will start at 2.30 pm at the Amer­sham Mu­seum, High Street, Old Amer­sham.

The his­tory walks fol­low on from the huge suc­cess of the mar­tyrs play in March and are led by guides in Tu­dor cos­tume.

They usu­ally last about two and a half hours but short cuts are pos­si­ble, and you will visit var­i­ous places of rel­e­vance to the mar­tyrs, in­clud­ing a climb through the fields to the mar­tyrs memo­rial.

The walk re­turns, via a dif­fer­ent route, to the Old Town.

All this is put in the con­text of ev­ery­day life in Amer­sham in the early 1500s – the work and hous­ing, food and drink, mar­kets and fairs, sick­ness and cures. You will also learn the ori­gins of some ev­ery­day ex­pres­sions – why do the weak go to the wall?

All are wel­come and no book­ing is nec­es­sary.

It costs £2.50 for adults and chil­dren go free.

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