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.

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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

 

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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