Appeal for Witnesses After fatal Collision Amersham Road – Coleshill

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision – Coleshill

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a fatal collision on the A355 Amersham Road, near to Coleshill.

The collision happened at 6.36pm Monday 25 August on the A355 about half a mile from Magpie Lane and involved a blue Peugeot 307, a silver VW Golf and a black Mercedes SLK.

A 29-year-old woman driver died at the scene. A man driving a second vehicle was injured and was air lifted to the Royal London Hospital where he remains in a stable but serious condition.  The driver of a third vehicle was not injured.

Sgt Fraser Chamberlain from Roads Policing at Milton Keynes Police Station said: “Thames Valley Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision, or may have seen the vehicles shortly before.  Please contact the Serious Collision investigation team on 101.”

If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1099 25/8.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Old Murder Mystery in Amersham – Can Anyone Help?

I have received an email asking if I can help with a possible old mystery about a murder in Amersham many years ago.  The writer tells me “I recall that a popular woman GP was murdered in the woods above Old Amersham, her name might have been Davison.  On the widely held belief that a murderer always returns to the scene of the crime, my father was allocated the night watch, which he spent up in a tree, my guess quite high.  Probably to his intense relief the murderer did not appear and I believe was never caught.”

Can anyone remember this case and what the outcome was?  A Google search has not revealed anything, but it was probably reported locally.

Woodside Road Amersham Changing

Amersham’s Woodside Road has never been the busiest shopping street, but there are some really good shops along it.

However, I noticed a planning application number CH/2015/1424/FA

https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NS52GNES0IF00

for 51 Woodside Road Amersham Buckinghamshire HP6 6AA – Change of use of ground floor from retail (Use Class A1) to mixed used retail (Use Class A1) and three residential units (Use Class C3) with fenestration alterations

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I believe this application relates to where Majestic currently is.  I understand they will be moving to the new development on Hill Avenue.  Long established Schiller kitchens recently closed, so along with the planning for residential use may mean this part of Woodside Road is in for some changes.

The Amersham News Views & Information Forum Has Closed

You may have ended up at this page hoping to access the Amersham News Views & Information Forum.  Sadly the forum has had to close.

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The forum had been running for almost 20 years, but with the rising costs of running it (software updates and support) along with the time needed to maintain it and keep it secure in the ever changing internet world, compared to the number of active users, it was no longer viable to keep it running and I regret to not having the time and resources to run it to the level I would want.

I hope those that read and used it enjoyed it.  It seems most people are now on Twitter and Facebook and the old style forums may have had their day.

If you are interested, I will keep updating this page with Amersham News, Views & Information and the main site will stay live, although slimmed down.  I also have a presence on twitter and Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/amersham.views

https://twitter.com/AmershamNVandI

 

Winter Talks from Amersham Museum – Starting September

Winter talks from Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum are launching their series of ‘winter’ talks on Tuesday 22nd September with ‘The Formidable Women of Chesham Bois in the 1940s’ by Alison Bailey. Alison coordinates the Chesham Bois History Group and gives an impression of the Home Front through the experiences of a group of Chesham Bois women during World War I. Alison originally presented this talk in 2014 and is repeating it this autumn by popular demand.
The second talk in the series, on Monday 12th October, is by Julie Summers, an author who wrote the book Jambusters, a ‘bottom up’ history of the WI during WWII on which the ITV series Homefires is based. Her talk for the museum is on both Jambusters and Fashion on the Ration, with this second book written in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum. Fashion on the ration is the story of wartime clothing and fashion – a tale of two halves – with, on one hand, the fashion industry who designed Utility clothes for the home market while on the other, the Make-Do and Mend worn by the man or woman on the street.
Both talks cost £10 per person per talk or £7.50 for Friends of Amersham Museum which includes a glass of wine and will take place in the Market Hall, High Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0EF. Doors open 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm
November’s talk, on Sunday 15th November, highlights Latimer House’s vital role for British intelligence services in WWII and takes the form of an afternoon tea and talk by eminent historian Helen Fry and one of the last surviving Latimer ‘listener’, Fritz Lustig. From 1942 Latimer House was an interrogation centre for German POWs who often revealed secrets to their fellow prisoners once they returned to their bugged cells.
This talk is at the De Vere Latimer Place Hotel, Latimer, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1UG. Tickets for the talk and tea, which will run between 3pm-5pm, cost £35 per person, or £30 if booked before the end of July
To book any of these talks, contact the museum at curator@amershammuseum.org or 01494 723700.
For more information about any of our events go to http://www.amershammuseum.org/events

Mystery Amersham Craters – Anyone Know What they Are?

I have recently been sent the attached picture and map.  The picture shows 3 indentations in a field, which are in a line and look unnatural. I am wondering if anyone knows what they might be?

I don’t think they would be bomb craters from WW2, perhaps they are where clay was dug out ages ago.  They do seem to be a mystery, so if anyone knows, please let me know.

They are marked on the map, (they are across the valley from the A&W college).

 

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The Metro Lounge Amersham

Work is well on the way in converting the old Entertainer shops on Hill Avenue into a new cafe / bar to be called Metro Lounge

A web page has appeared at
http://thelounges.co.uk/lounges/metro-lounge/

It is part of a chain

http://thelounges.co.uk

The description says 

“‘The Lounges’ are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment. The interiors are comfortable, inviting, and a bit eccentric.”

Hopefully a nice addition to Amersham