A is for Amersham
All around are signs of past lives; graves in the shape of wool sacks, an 18th water pump (although ale was preferable), window openings at unhelpful heights and a red lion above a lintel where a pub used to be.
Almshouses: a social history
Almshouses are a fascinating curiosity left over from an age when the poor and destitute would typically fall through the gaps as universal care as we know it, did not exist. You will find almshouses in the centre of busy towns, on high streets, beside churches or tucked away in the corner of a field,…
An Appreciation of Aylesbury
At first drive-through, this busy Buckinghamshire town is not a pretty sight. Aylesbury is a town that has kept its historic heart well and truly hidden, marooned on a little island cut off by busy roads full of traffic rushing through on their way elsewhere. Perhaps you are familiar with Aylesbury because of its association with…