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

Visit to Milton’s Cottage and Jordans’s Quaker Meeting House – 12th September

The trustees are pleased to announce a visit by the Society to the historic Milton’s Cottage at Chalfont St Giles and the nearby Jordans Quaker Meeting House, on Sunday 12th September 2021.

If you wish to join us let me know by email as soon as possible sam.hearn@btinternet.com. The spaces on the group visit to Milton’s Cottage are limited so it would be wise to reserve a place as soon as possible. If there is sufficient demand we will try and arrange an additional group visit. You are, as always, welcome to bring spouses, friends and family members.

The guided tour of Milton’s Cottage will begin at 12.00 noon and last a maximum of one and a half hours. After that you will be free to explore the pubs and coffee shops of Chalfont St Giles and visit the village’s ancient Church. We will make our way by car to the Quaker Meeting House later in the afternoon. A brief guided tour of the Meeting House and the Quaker burial ground has been arranged along with a short video.

We will be asking for payment in advance (but not just yet). A sum of £12 per person will cover the cost entry to Milton’s Cottage and the hire of an appropriate room at the Meeting House. To keep things simple we will not be organising food and drink so you will have to bring your own or darken the doors of Chalfont St Giles’s hostelries and coffee shops.