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Introductions And Who's Who 2011 And 2012


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Hi

I moved to Ashley Green when I was 1 (50 years ago) and have lived in various local villages and towns ever since. Primary School was at Ashley Green, Secondary school at Cestreham in Chesham and then studied Art and Design at Amersham College so I know the area reasonably well.

I moved my design business to Amersham Old Town about 3 years ago, almost immediately got involved with the Old Amersham Business Association (OABA) and have recent finished a 18 month stint as Chairman, during which time, the parking issue dominated the agenda.

I feel very lucky to work in such a lovely area and I'm interested in helping the community when I can. My position as Chair of OABA was a real eye opener, meeting lots of local politicians, businesses and residents - it was rather all consuming and I have had to take more of a back seat to focus on my own business.

I'll be keeping an eye on the forums and will 'pipe-up' if I see anywhere I can share experience, knowledge or help.

Have fun and hope to bump into you at some point.

Alan Carmody

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Hi, Alan and welcome to the forum. It sounds as if you know more about the town than I do; I look forward to your posts.

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Hi everyone, just moved into Old Amersham with my Fiancee, we're starting a business together and really excited about the future in general, just saying hi ;o)

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Please use this thread to introduce yourself to others. There are other threads for previous years.

By having a thread for each year means new people don't have to go through such a huge thread to add their details. We can all look back over previous years to look at who is who

I'll start (although I have also posted in previous years, so other please don't repeat!)

You will see me on the forum as Matthew or MPJ / Admin

I run the web sites www.amersham.org.uk www.ThisIsAmersham.com www.metroland.org.uk

I set up the Amersham site in the mid 1990s to put Amersham on the Internet and since then the site has just grown and provides independent details about Amersham and through this forum a chance to discuss issues.

I run the forum with the help of our moderators - Fran, KevinR, Eaton and PaulEden

I have lived in Amersham on the Hill all my life (apart from spells away at boarding school and university) although now I spend some time in Leeds where my wife has property. Although Amersham can annoy me at times, I cannot think of a better place to live. Amersham has changed much over the past 40 + years, sometimes not for the better.

By profession I am a Chartered Management Accountant and work as a Company Director in London.

My interests include Arsenal (more like a disease actually), music and transport, yes, I have an anorak!

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Hi, Alan and welcome to the forum. It sounds as if you know more about the town than I do; I look forward to your posts.

Thanks Fran

I have a way to go to catch you up.

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Hi

My name is Cath and I am in New Delhi, India at the moment (Amersham News and Views draws people from near and far!). I am in the process of moving to Amersham with my 3 children and, eventually my husband (he will be working in India until early December). We have a house and are trying to sort out schools. We have been living overseas for 9 years and our children have little or no experience of living in the UK so this is a whole new adventure for them. We are all really pleased to be coming back. Although we will be new to Amersham (we were living in Kentish Town before we went overseas), we have friends in the general area.

Cath

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Welcome to the forum, Cath and, in due course, to Amersham.

I hope the move goes smoothly; it must be tricky at such distance and with jobs and schools to sort out, so feel free to ask here for any tips and other information. Even if none of us know, we may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Welcome to the forum, Cath and, in due course, to Amersham.

I hope the move goes smoothly; it must be tricky at such distance and with jobs and schools to sort out, so feel free to ask here for any tips and other information. Even if none of us know, we may be able to point you in the right direction.

Thanks Fran. This forum is an excellent starting place for getting information about the area. It is wonderful, that at such a distance, we can access so much information. Thanks to all of you involved in making it work. We will certainly be using it to post questions when they arise. We are looking forward to some time back in the UK now.

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Hello! My name is Colin and my wife and I moved to Amersham two years ago. We live halfway between Old Amersham and Amersham On The Hill. We love it here and intend to stay! Hervines Park is amazing and the walks by the river are brilliant! We're enjoying discovering all the little secrets this place holds.

I work as an actor and singer in London's West End.

For some reason, I'm also a Liverpool fan but I'm not from Liverpool. I'm originally from Malta. My wife is from Northwood.

Hope to find some useful information on this forum.

See you around!

Colin

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Hello! My name is Colin and my wife and I moved to Amersham two years ago. We live halfway between Old Amersham and Amersham On The Hill. We love it here and intend to stay! Hervines Park is amazing and the walks by the river are brilliant! We're enjoying discovering all the little secrets this place holds.

I work as an actor and singer in London's West End.

For some reason, I'm also a Liverpool fan but I'm not from Liverpool. I'm originally from Malta. My wife is from Northwood.

Hope to find some useful information on this forum.

See you around!

Colin

Welcome to the forum, hope you will find it useful.

Matthew

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The Amersham & Chesham Lions Club concentrates on improving the quality of life in and around Amersham and Chesham (Buckinghamshire UK) whilst also helping to provide immediate and sustained relief in times of disaster aross the world. To do this, members raise money to make donations for worthy causes, and also to set up, run or support valuable projects. All money collected goes directly to charity.

Since the Amersham & Chesham Lions Club was formed in 1969, more than £300,000 has been raised and donated.

This money has been given to diverse schemes, including:

- Setting up and helping to run te Talking Newspaper for visually impaired residents

- Helping to form and continuing to support the South Bucks Hiospice

- The Datalink/"Message in a Bottle" schee, which provides vital information to emergency services staff when attending local medical call-outs

- MedicAlert scheme for people with certain conditions and allergies

- Bank Form Riding for the Disabled

- Financing children who would not otherwise be able to go on school trips

- Local youth clubs

- Chesham senior citizens' Christmas Day lunch.

The club also contributes to international emergency and ongoing relief programmes. These range from drinking water provision projects and eye camps providing cataract surgery on a massive scale, to natural disaster responses.

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Dear all,

Moved to Amersham 6 years ago and only just discovered this site, so thought I would join in.

The motivation for it was to store up some good Kharma by offering some free stuff, so I'll start with the 'for sale' bit.

Many thanks,

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Welcome grumpy. :)

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The motivation for it was to store up some good Kharma by offering some free stuff, so I'll start with the 'for sale' bit.

That sounds positively un-grumpy. ;)

Welcome to the forum.

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Huh, I thought I was the resident grumpy old man. :)

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Hello

My family and I have just moved to Amersham, or Chesham Bois to be more precise

I dare say I'll be taking from the forum rather than adding to it for a while, but I will try to be more helpful once I have learned the ropes...

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Welcome Richard. The vast majority of users take more than they add, but that's the nature of the beast, so don't worry about it. Of course, we'd love everyone to contribute.

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ello!!!

Live and work in amersham, beautiful place!!! :)

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Hello there!

I have just moved to Amersham this weekend, Stanley Hill I believe we are classed as.

My girlfriend & I have moved from Chiswick with our 3 week old new baby son. We are looking to meet other young professional couples/families in the area so please let us know any tips you have for getting out & about & meeting people.

We are both 29, I am a software consultant & part time photographer. We enjoy music/gigs, good food/restaurants, movies & wine ;) we also enjoy the gym & spending time outdoors.

Hope to meet some of you guys in the near future

Gav, Mo & Baby Felix

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Welcome to Amersham and the forum and congratulations on the new baby (Felix is a lovely name, btw).

There are plenty of good eateries in the area, some of them in the countryside, so you could combine them with being outdoors (look at the Eating and Sleeping Places section). To meet other young families, a playgroup would be good in a little while, but till then, it might be worth asking your health visitor if there are any postnatal groups in the area, e.g. NCT (you don't have to be a member).

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. . . please let us know any tips you have for getting out & about & meeting people. . .

I am a software consultant & part time photographer.

Then clearly you should join Amersham Photographic Society - every Monday evening in the Drake Hall at the Community Centre.;)

You are very welcome to come along for a couple of taster sessions before you join. More info at http://www.amershamphotosoc.com/

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A couple of times a year, some of us meet up for a little drinky. Always good fun.

We should organise another soon.

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We should organise another soon.

Perhaps before we are under the obligatory foot of snow this year!

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We enjoy music/gigs, good food/restaurants, movies & wine ;) we also enjoy the gym & spending time outdoors.

With a six week old you may have to revise that list to 'takeaways, wine & DVDs'!

Welcome from another relatively recent arrival in Amersham :)

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With a six week old you may have to revise that list to 'takeaways, wine & DVDs'!

Welcome from another relatively recent arrival in Amersham :)

Yep as you can see I've not quite realised that life as I knew it is well & truly over! :rolleyes: but yes I am also a fan of takeaways & DVDs!

Thanks for the welcome peeps, please keep me posted on any drinks etc

Gavin

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