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

2015 AGM at Hampden House

This year’s AGM was held in the magnificent surroundings of Hampden House. Some 22 members attended the meeting some of whom had travelled significant distances. We were specially pleased to welcome Patricia Claus and David and Lilian Gillie, who had made a special journey from the United States of America.

The meeting (below) was opened with a brief speech by Chairman Steve Barriff in which he praised the devotion of the committee members and in particular Brian Cox, who has decided to stand down after a number of years as a trustee and membership secretary.

2015 AGM at Hampden House
2015 AGM at Hampden House


All the main committee officers were re-elected and the committee were particularly pleased to welcome new trustee Gerald McGregor into the fold. After the main business of the AGM Gerald was kind enough to give a brief talk about the defences of London during the Civil War.