Rotary in Amersham Celebrates its 70th Charter This Year

Rotary in Amersham celebrates its 70th Charter this year.
The inaugural meeting of The Rotary Club of Amersham was held at The Mill Stream, Amersham on the 15th May 1946.
The Chairman was Mr F.G.Penman M.A.  Founder Members included :- Mr G.F.Brazil, The Reverend E.M.Page, Mr E.S.Gates,Mr H.R.Hoare, Mr A.T.Sly.
 At the meeting Lt. Col. Gordon Spencer Marston D.S.O M.C was elected as founder President.
Since then, Rotary in Amersham  has raised many thousands of pounds for charities it supports and contributes to the community with events and activities, including the Young Chef and Young Artist Competitions, popular with local schools.
As the result of a charity golf day Rotary in Amersham President, Derek Bryant was recently able to present a cheque for £5,000 to Claire Redrup, Community Fund Raising Manager for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. If you would like to know more about the activities of Rotary in Amersham please contact :- David Bevan 01494 775805

Calling all former employees of Amersham’s Goya or Brazils/Bowyers

Calling all former employees of Goya or Brazils/Bowyers
Amersham Museum is looking for former employees of Amersham’s large post war employers – the toiletries manufacturer, Goya and the meat and pie manufacturer, Brazil’s (which later became Bowyers) to come and share their memories of working for these two important local companies.


                                                                                                         
On Thursday 1st December between 2pm and4pm, museum curator, Emily Toettcher is running a session for ex-employees of Brazil’s or Bowyers in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6 with tea, coffee and cake served as refreshments.
On Monday 5th December, again from 2pm-4pm and in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6, former Goya employees will have a chance for them to relive their memories of their work days. Once again, tea, coffee and cake served. We would love to hear your stories of working at Goya.

“We would love to hear from both sets of former employees and provide an opportunity to share their memories with each other.” Emily explains. “We need to capture these memories so that future generations have a better understanding of what local life was like in the 20th century.”
People’s stories will be collected and recorded for the museum’s archive and some will feature in a new exhibition when the museum reopens in 2017. This is part of the People’s Story of the 20th Century project which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Brazil’s/Bowyers session takes place on Thursday 1st December, 2pm-4pm. The Goya session is Monday 5th December, 2pm-4pm. Both take place in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill.
If you are interested in attending either session, please come along on the afternoon or email Emily@amershammusuem.org or phone on 01494 723700 for more information.

For more information contact Emily Toettcher, Curator: emily@amershammuseum.org  or call 01494 723700 www.amershammuseum.org      www.amershamhistory.info