The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the Society's 20th anniversary service in Great Hampden Church

The Ship Money monument at Prestwood

The Palace of Westminster in the 17th century

Pyrton Manor, home of John Hampden's first wife

The former Lord Williams's Grammar School, Thame

The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the 350th anniversary ceremony in Thame

St Mary Magdalene church, Great Hampden

Charles I tries to arrest the Five Members in the House of Commons

John Hampden's funeral in 1643

Arthur Goodwin, Hampden's lifelong friend
Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

The Great Hall at Hampden House

St Mary Magdalene church and Hampden House

Hampden's regiment marching through Thame

Resurgam: The Battle of Brentford November 1642 – memorialising the dead

The exhumation and reinterring of bodies buried in the graveyard of St Lawrence’s Brentford began on the 28th June. A number of the combatants from both sides were laid to rest in this graveyard. The developers, Ballymore, have indicated that they would work with interested parties to erect a monument commemorating the fallen. The Society … Read more

No. 99 – Autumn 2021

● Exhibition of Hampden artefacts – Great Kimble Church
● Talk to the Ketner Society at National Liberal Club
● Part I: Hampden and Milton – The Bucks Connection
● Oxfordshire Characters in the Civil War – Thame Museum Talk
● What distinguishes as Martyr
● The Sword of John Hampden – National Liberal Club
● Slavery and John Hampden
● Exhibition at Thame Museum
● Talk to the Abingdon U3A

No. 98 – Summer 2021

● 2021 AGM Report
● Wreath laying at Chalgrove Memorial
● Proposed visit to Milton’s Cottage
● Exhumation of combatants killed at the battle of Brentford
● Connections with Reading Abbey
● Book Review: Battle of Chalgrove – A case study
● Slavery and John Hampden
● Exhibition at Thame Museum
● Talk to the Abingdon U3A

No. 97 – Spring 2021

● Plans for 2021 AGM
● Obituary: Cheryl Gillan MP
● Sir John Urry – Deserter and Traitor
● Book Review: ‘Providence Lost’ by Peter Lay
● New Trustee: Dr Elizabeth Rogers
● Edition 100 – A Souvenir
● Hampden-Sydney College
● Awards and Certificates

No. 96 – Winter 2020/21

● Looking Forward – 2021
● Membership Matters – GDPR
● Friends of the Dymock Poets – donation by JHS of the John Drinkwater papers
● Hampden Family – settled in Bucks before the Conquest? Part 2.
● Book Review: The Seeker by S G McLean
● Who’s who – Brief Biographies of Trustees
● Inspector’s report on South Oxon Local Plan 2011-35, including the planning application for Chalgrove Airfield.
● Disappearing inscription on the Ship Money Memorial
● Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) dossier on Hampden House park and gardens
● The Ship Money Monument at Prestwood – plans for walks and restoring the inscription

Hampden House Gardens and Park: A Bucks Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project

The link below provides access to a dossier for Hampden House Park and Gardens prepared as part of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project. Work on this project started in 2014 and the dossier was published in September 2020. This site is one of several hundred designed landscapes in the county identified in … Read more