The annual parade will begin at St Leonard’s Church at 11.15am and will  walk along Bois Lane,  reaching the War Memorial at approximately 11.45am for a Remembrance Service.   This year St Leonard’s Church are providing soup and bread in the Parish Centre directly after the service.

This is a very well attended event. Local motorists should avoid the area and note that Bois Lane and North Road (Bois Lane end) will be closed between 11am and 12:30pm.

2018 Remembrance

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Latimer Road, between Blackwell Hall Lane and Bois Mill will be closed (access only) between 8pm and 5am for 5 days from 1st October as BT Openreach works takes place.  A diversion will be in place.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Transport for Bucks (TfB) have announced that the A416 Amersham Road between Amersham and Chesham will be closed through Chesham Bois (Copperkins Road to Chiltern Road) between 7pm and 6am from Wed 12 September until Fri 21 September for road resurfacing works.

Route 1 and 105 buses will be diverted after 7pm via Sycamore Road, Bois Lane, Bois Moor Road and  Waterside.  Stops along Amersham Road and Chesham Road will not be served.

For more info contact TfB on 01296 382416

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Heritage Open Day for our unique Burial Grounds in beautiful Chilterns countryside was a resounding success, with 120+ visitors enjoying history tours from Alison Bailey, of the Amersham Museum and Cathy Wolveridge’s wildlife tours of the grounds and the adjacent chalkland meadow.

The beautiful 1920s Chapel (which is usually closed except for funeral services) was crowded for a short Service of Reflection and Remembrance, led by Peter Flory of St Leonard’s Church. The service included readings by Cathy Woolveridge (Parish Chairman) and Katy Flory (Sexton), and music played by pianist Pamela Hick. A remembrance candle was lit, and the names of loved ones were read out by Emma and Zoë Large.

The Burial Ground is the last resting place of some amazing Chesham Bois residents – some with stories of national significance – as well as being the site of four Commonwealth War graves.   Local historian, Alison Bailey, of Amersham Museum led visitors on tours of the grounds and told the stories of great wartime bravery, of an artist and suffragist who mixed in high society, of a conscientious objector who rose to the peerage and of many others.  Cathy Woolveridge continued the tours, covering the flora and fauna of the rare chalk grassland.

Visitors were also able to view the maps and records of the burial ground. Some visitors came to discover more detail about where family members were buried, and others shared their stories and memories with the Parish team to contribute to the ongoing history research.   And for those who wanted to take the opportunity to choose their own special plot for the future, help and support was on hand.

For those that missed the Burial Ground Open Day, this lovely Burial Ground is open for pedestrian access all year round.   Those wanting further advice or information about the services provided by the Burial Ground should contact the Parish Clerk (01494 432585).

The open day event was organised by Chesham Bois Parish Council in association with the national Heritage Open Days festival.

 

 

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