Memories of Chesham
Reminiscing about the past is a great way for people to share and socialise. It can boost self-esteem and provide a sense of belonging. It can also help people with recall when short-term memories are lost. Listening to people’s stories helps us to learn about the lives of local people and what Chesham was like in the past.
We have a range of reminiscence boxes, which can be borrowed by local groups or even families. We can facilitate sessions by arrangement too.
Keep an eye out for our exciting new project ‘Technology Through Time’ box – we are currently sourcing an exciting box of memorabilia showing how technology has changed over time, generously sponsored by The Rotary Club of Chesham. If you have any original items to donate we would love you to contact us please.
Cooper at Chesham & Brackley Brewery in the 1950s
Barry Wilkins story about working as a cooper in the premises opposite the Brewery on White Hill, behind Priest’s Garage.
Iris Lloyd - nee Cannings - tells her story of evacuation from London to Chesham during the war.
White Hill school
White Hill school and pupils