Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
Remembering the victims of the Holocaust on Holocaust Memorial Day and the life of Dame Shirley.
When the Bucks County Show came to Chesham
The Bucks County Show claims to be one of the best one-day agricultural shows in the country. Twice it has been held at Chesham, and this is the story…
The great flood of Chesham in 1918
Chesham is in a river valley and is prone to flooding. However, there has never been a flood as great as that which happened in 1918. This is the story…
Chesham’s lost Isolation Hospital
Chesham used to have its own isolation hospital for use to prevent epidemics. This is the story…
Chesham’s Temperance Movement
Chesham had many pubs and its own brewery. As a result there was a major problem with drunkenness. In reaction to this, a Christian temperance movement arose. This is the story…
Belgian refugees in Chesham
During the First World War, Chesham gave sanctuary to an influx of refugees from Belgium, known as ‘Chesham’s Guests’. This is the story…
The story of United Reformed Church at Chesham
In 2022, Chesham URC marked the 50th anniversary of the United Reformed Church, with a special service on Sunday October 2nd followed by lunch and a history quiz. This the story of why it happened…
One hundred years of Chesham War Memorial
After the Great War ended, Chesham Council held a series of meetings to plan peace celebrations, and to decide upon fitting memorials for the town.
How Chesham got its name
The name Chesham can be traced back over a thousand years. Learn about how the name has evolved and how it should be pronounced.
When the Queen drove through Chesham in 1952
With the sad passing of her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, many local people could still recall 70 years before when Her Majesty the Queen drove through Chesham. This is the story.