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The planning of our events are constantly revised and adjusted to reflect current Covid-19 controls and constraints that are in place. Please see below the current programme of events.

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September 2021


Frogmore Paper Mill Tour

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frogmore Paper Mill, Fourdrinier Way
Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9RY

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Join this fascinating guided mill tour devoted to the history of papermaking. Frogmore Paper Mill offers a uniquely active visitor experience. You can make your own handmade paper, see unique artisan papers formed before your eyes, on our 1902 Fourdrinier No.4 paper machine. View the 1895 Fourdrinier No.2 and recently installed, Cylinder Mould Machine (No.5) invented by John Dickinson himself; yes, he of Basildon Bond fame. The history, the connections and innovations…

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Private Viewing of the Horse Trust – Its History, Horses & Cream Tea

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Horse Trust, Slad Lane
Speen, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 0PP

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses is set in 200 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. It is here that they care for over 140 retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. During this self-guided tour, you will be able to stroke the horses and read all about their stories. You will visit the working horses - from the Police and Military who have spent a…

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Author Talk – Dave Sivers: Chiltern Thrills – Making Crime Pay

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Kite Pavillion, Aston Clinton Park, London Road
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire HP22 5HL

Dave Sivers, crime fiction author, will take you on his journey from lifelong scribbler to minor bestseller, the seismic changes in the publishing industry in the past ten years and the challenges of setting gritty crime fiction in a pleasant rural area. He calls his crime fiction novels 'Chiltern Noir': his popular series featuring detectives Lizzie Archer and Dan Baines are set in Buckinghamshire's Aylesbury Vale, and In Ink, published in 2020, introduced DI Nathan Quarrel in the start of…

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Ancient Woodland Walk – Bottom Wood

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bottom Wood, Old Dashwood Hill
Near Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire HP14 3XD United Kingdom

Join us on a walk to look at the ancient & historic features found in this Chiltern Society nature reserve. From strip lynchets, a holloway, an old well, sawpits and more, this is not to be missed by history and nature enthusiasts alike! The walk will be led by woodland expert John Morris who has helped us to look after this important site since 1983. He will also discuss woodland management, trees, flora and wildlife found in this fascinating ancient wood. All…

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Our Living Village – Jordans

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jordans Village Hall, Green West Road
Jordans, Bucks HP9 2SY

Every community in the Chilterns has a history that is well worth recording, and this is definitely the case for the villages of Seer Green and Jordans. Over decades, a mass of historic material has been collected and this is being used as the basis for a comprehensive graphical history of the two villages through a project named Our Living Village. This demonstration and discussion will give you a unique opportunity to view the computerised model of the social history…

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A Walk on the Chalk – Dunstable Downs

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dunstable Downs NT, Whipsnade
Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Join a Chalk Man and a Water Man for the Walk on the Chalk. Haydon Bailey (the Chalk man) will give an introduction to the geology beneath your feet and try to explain why the Chiltern escarpment is where it is, whilst Allen Beechey (the Water man) will point out why you can’t actually see any chalk streams on this trip. They will also highlight relevant archaeological and historic features along the…

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