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…
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…
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…
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…
Come and listen/learn about bell ringing at Holy Trinity Church, Bledlow on Saturday 25 September 10am - 12 noon. Parking at the church, toilets available. These bells are not rung regularly these days so it will be an amazing experience. Any visitors who would like to come and watch and talk to the bellringers would be welcome. There is also another event taking place on 27th Sept in Great Missenden - details here. No prebooking required.
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…