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

The Commemorative Ceremony in Thame

Although within a few months of its formation the Society was instrumental in helping to raise money to restore the Hampden memorials in Great Hampden church, which were in danger of coming away from the wall, its first major event was on 24th June 1993 when a Commemorative Ceremony was held in Thame to mark the 350th anniversary of John Hampden’s death.



Two horsemen (top left) re-enacted the arrival of the wounded Hampden and his companion Arthur Goodwin from the Battle of Chalgrove Field; a short service (top right) was held by Bishop Richard Watson, President of Thame Historical Society; and the Earl of Buckinghamshire (a descendant of Hampden) laid a specially made wreath of dried flowers (above) at the memorial on the former Greyhound Inn, where his ancestor died.