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

Latest Edition of the Society’s Newsletter – No. 102 Summer 2022

● Sealed Knot Events – 18th/19th June at Thame Rugby Club
● Placing of commemorative wreath in Thame.
● The Society’s stall at the Thame History Fair (Valerie Horne and Simon Marsh)
● Review of Ismani Pell’s biography of Sir Phillip Skippon
● Framed copies of the inscription on the Ship Money Monument (Jim Rodda)
● Events at Great Kimble – restoration of Hampden related artefacts (Roger Howgate)
● Review of talk by Derek Lester to BAS on the Battle of Chalgrove

Bucks Local History Network Conference – 1st October 2022

The conference will be held at The Oculus Centre in Aylesbury. The theme will be Buckinghamshire’s Cottage Industries. Further details can be found at Bucks Local History Network 2022 Conference The Society will ne represented at the conference and anyone willing to help out on our stall should contact Sam Hearn on 07833 376222 This … Read more

6th November: Dinner to Celebrate The Society’s 30th Anniversary, and to commemorate the 380th anniversary of the Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green

The dinner will be held on 6th November 2022 in the Wellesley Function Room at the rear of The Pilot Pub, 56 Wellesley Road Chiswick W4 4BZ. The speaker will be Dominic Grieve KC PC and former Attorney General. More information can be found on the attached document 30th Anniversary Invitation the menu choices are … Read more

No. 102 – Summer 2022

● Sealed Knot Events – 18th/19th June at Thame Rugby Club
● Placing of commemorative wreath in Thame.
● The Society’s stall at the Thame History Fair
● Review of Ismani Pell’s biography of Sir Phillip Skippon
● Framed copies of the inscription on the Ship Money Monument
● Events at Great Kimble – Restoration of Hampden related artefacts
● Review of talk by Derek Lester to BAHS on the Battle of Chalgrove

No. 100 Winter 2021/22 ‘Centenary Issue’

● 2022 AGM
● Hampden Statue is moving
● Book Review: A life of JH by John Adair
● The new Earl of St Germans
● Lenthall & Hampden by Sir Lindsay Hoyle
● Great Kimble – The Hampden Links
● Hampden & Milton
● Online Archive
● Talk by Dr Lynette Nusbacher
● The Ship Money Memorial – access
● The Ship Money Monument Mystery
● BLHN Conference – 2021
● Visits to Milton’s Cottage & Jordan’s Meeting House
● Upcoming talk: Dr Pells – Civil War Medical Practices
● Remembering Absent Friends
● John Hampden Grammar School: Update

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