AMERSHAM:

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

The next Amersham mar­tyrs guided walk will take place on Satur­day (July 30) start­ing at 2.30pm from Amersham Mu­seum, in High Street.

The walk is led by guides in Tu­dor cos­tume and tells the story of the six men and one woman burnt to death for their be­liefs 500 years ago.

The walks takes about two hours and 15 min­utes (a short cut is pos­si­ble near the end for those pressed for time) and stops in about eight places of rel­e­vance to the story in­clud­ing the church where they were com­pelled to pray in Latin, the cot­tage where they held se­cret prayer meet­ings in English, the build­ing where they were im­pris­oned, the field where they were burnt to death and their memo­rial.

Peo­ple will also learn about life in early 16th cen­tury Amersham in­clud­ing the lan­guage, the cloth­ing, the trades, the hous­ing, health and medicines, food and drink and also the ori­gins of many of the ex­pres­sions we use to­day.

The walk costs £2.50 for adults and it is free for chil­dren.

The walk is re­peated on the last Satur­day in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

No book­ing is nec­es­sary. Just turn up, what­ever the weather.

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