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Poll: Moved To Amersham or Born in Amersham (Area) (66 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you always lived in Amersham or did you move to Amersham

  1. Always lived In Amersham (8 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  2. Moved to Amersham (53 votes [80.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.30%

  3. Just staying / working In Amersham (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Lived Amersham, but moved away (4 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  5. Would like to live in Amersham (1 votes [1.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.52%

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#31 Alan

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:32 PM

There isn't a voting option for those born in Amersham but no longer living there!
I was born in Amersham (1943) and lived there until 1961. My mother (aged 95) still lives there. I can trace both my maternal and paternal ancestors in the Amersham area back to the 1750s.
I'm afraid I regard anyone who moved to Amersham after the coming of the railway in the 1890s as a newcomer!

That's a bit unfair as I wasn't born then, although it sometimes feels like it. :P

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:54 AM

I moved to Chalfont St Peter 16 years ago (from Surrey), moved to Amersham in 2001, and have now lived in Little Chalfont for five months.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:25 PM

Born and brought up in Northumberland (where my parents still are so not quite so handy for here...), spent four years in Oxford, three in Italy and then lived in Fulham for 6 months then Twickenham for 2 years. Then spent 7 years in Theydon Bois, Essex (moved once within it) before pitching up in Chesham Bois (just - right on the edge of it) at the end of June this year. So far so good......

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:48 PM

Born Wembley 1963 (post code is irrelevant cos the whole place was a dump)
Parents (and their 4 boys) moved to Grimsdells Lane in 1966 buying their house for 2,500 (my first wife had things on her fingers that cost more than that!)

Got married in '86 and moved to Gillingham, Kent, then to Thornton Heath in '88.
Wife lost rings so got divorced and I moved back to Amersham in '89 but stayed just six months before moving to Wakefield, Leeds, Selby now Brayton (Nr York).

3 Brothers all moved out around same time, Steve to Newbury, John to Basildon, Tim to Oxford Uni. Parents moved to Bournemouth (stepping stone to heaven) around same time.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:26 AM

Born London 64, moved to Amersham 67 HP7 parents still live in same house, moved to Worcester 83, moved back to Amersham HP7 88, back to Worcester till a final move back to Amersham in 93 HP7 but 6 doors down from my parents house, and how nice it is to be back home. Mind you I did come back in 87/90 for the delivery of my beautiful kids in London :rolleyes: .

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:32 AM

Born London 64, moved to Amersham 67 HP7 parents still live in same house, moved to Worcester 83, moved back to Amersham HP7 88, back to Worcester till a final move back to Amersham in 93 HP7 but 6 doors down from my parents house, and how nice it is to be back home. Mind you I did come back in 87/90 for the delivery of my beautiful kids in London :rolleyes: .


Hi everyone
I was born Amersham Hospital 1954,lived in Little Calfont until 16 my Grandparant where long time residents of Old Amersham we can trace his family to b4 Henry the 8th,my Grandfathers house is still in OLD Amerham high street on the corner near what was Goya factory,I now live in Australia 2234 is my post code would love to chat with Amersham residents,and anyone from Brudenell School 1966 to 1971 or later
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:15 AM

Hi everyone
I was born Amersham Hospital 1954,lived in Little Calfont until 16 my Grandparant where long time residents of Old Amersham we can trace his family to b4 Henry the 8th,my Grandfathers house is still in OLD Amerham high street on the corner near what was Goya factory,I now live in Australia 2234 is my post code would love to chat with Amersham residents,and anyone from Brudenell School 1966 to 1971 or later
Alison

Hi Alison. I hope you had a happy Christmas. We only moved to Amersham a few years ago, so I can't help on the school front, but maybe someone else can. When did you last visit Amersham (it may be pretty different by now)?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

Hi Alison. I hope you had a happy Christmas. We only moved to Amersham a few years ago, so I can't help on the school front, but maybe someone else can. When did you last visit Amersham (it may be pretty different by now)?


Hi Fran
thanks for the answer :) to you and yours
I havent been back for 30 odd years now and the pictures look differant but the same if you know what i mean..Amersham has a very special place in my heart
and my husband and i are saving for holiday in the next few years he really wants to see all that i have talked about and i really need to see it all again
Alison

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:52 AM

Worryingly similar to one or two others on here...
Born 1964 just off Rayners Lane, lived there for 6 years, then Chalfont St Peter til age 21 (at school in Amersham, and Uni in Southampton), followed by 9 fairly nomadic years in Wycombe/Aylesbury/Hazlemere/Warwickshire, now settled in Seer Green.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:53 AM

Born in Dublin in 1968, came to London in 1991. Moved around Harrow for 6 years then met my future wife. We bought a flat in Osterley, Middx and finally moved to Amersham in Jan 2005.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:07 AM

Born Sydney, Australia. Husband born in Malvern.

Moved to Amersham HP7 three years ago, from Hackney N16.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:47 AM

Born Sydney, Australia. Husband born in Malvern.

Moved to Amersham HP7 three years ago, from Hackney N16.


hi K & P
i'm in Sdney now
so we swapped places
hope you like Amersham as much as i did
and love Sydne 2...but today bad bush fires and heat could do with some of your snow
Alison

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:34 AM

lived in Harrow but wanted to get away from the dump! so nice and clean out here, less traffic but not so far away I cannot get to london

#44 K&P

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:08 PM

hi K & P
i'm in Sdney now
so we swapped places
hope you like Amersham as much as i did
and love Sydne 2...but today bad bush fires and heat could do with some of your snow
Alison


Hi Alison!

We've swapped places with so many Pommies, LOL.

The bushfires have been so tragic...

Are you in my home town for good?

Kx

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

Macclesfield, Cheshire.

But originally (for 40+ years) SE London.

Seems odd that I meet very few second generation Amersham residents. I spent the 10 years before I came here working all over the Country and in most places the majority of people had parents & grandparents living relatively locally, but most people I have met since coming here are first generation residents.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:45 PM

Macclesfield, Cheshire.

But originally (for 40+ years) SE London.

Seems odd that I meet very few second generation Amersham residents. I spent the 10 years before I came here working all over the Country and in most places the majority of people had parents & grandparents living relatively locally, but most people I have met since coming here are first generation residents.


Obviously because of the easy access to London. I was born here 48 years ago my mother and grandmother still live in Amersham, my daughter who is 26 can not afford to buy here because of people moving out from London have increased property prices forty fold in the last thirty years.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:41 PM

Macclesfield, Cheshire.

But originally (for 40+ years) SE London.

Seems odd that I meet very few second generation Amersham residents. I spent the 10 years before I came here working all over the Country and in most places the majority of people had parents & grandparents living relatively locally, but most people I have met since coming here are first generation residents.

Looking at the poll results seems to confirm my impression, at time I looked over 75% of responders had moved to Amersham from somewhere else. Not sure what inference to draw from this however.
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:15 PM

Hi,

I was born in Amersham Hospital in 1973 (giving my age away) and lived in the 'better' part of Chesham for 26 years.

I Moved to Little Chalfont for 4 years and then onto Watford, where I lived for 3 years.

In 2006 I moved back to my roots in Old Amersham and loving every single moment..!

Looking at the votes it appears people like me are quite rare, in as much as, born in Amersham and living here, I notice most people are 'foreign' to the area and not born and bred in Amersham.

Enjoy the weekend,


Elmodesham ;)
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:18 PM

Hi,

I was born in Amersham Hospital in 1973 (giving my age away) and lived in the 'better' part of Chesham for 26 years.

I Moved to Little Chalfont for 4 years and then onto Watford, where I lived for 3 years.

In 2006 I moved back to my roots in Old Amersham and loving every single moment..!

Looking at the votes it appears people like me are quite rare, in as much as, born in Amersham and living here, I notice most people are 'foreign' to the area and not born and bred in Amersham.

Enjoy the weekend,

Elmodesham ;)
(Watching the Skies over Amersham)

What is native (maybe even tribal), a post code, a town, or maybe an area. I was born in Scotland, but at six months my parents moved to Croxley Green where I grew up. Whilst different, I still see it as local, but some will demarcate between Amersham and Chesham, or even Old Amersham and Amersham on the Hill. My memories of Stirling other than visiting family is zero, but I've nearly lived half my life here and my children have live it all here. Socaley it is interesting to know who and why, but maybe it is a good endorsement that people move to live here, unlike Cornwall when it is a holiday home and at the expense of the resident population.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:58 PM

18 months in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia 1968-9

Apologies for the necroquote, but Czechoslovakia would have been an exciting place in the late 60's. Is the there anything you can tell us, David?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:26 AM

Apologies for the necroquote, but Czechoslovakia would have been an exciting place in the late 60's. Is the there anything you can tell us, David?

Well spotted, Paul (I never quite understand why people get upset at necroposting - as long as it genuinely adds to debate, I don't see a problem with it. Yes, please tell us more, David, though perhaps in a new topic.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:35 PM

Stepney in East London for my early married life. Prior to that lived in Hackney (not trendy then!) and Haggerston (even less trendy). Brought up in Shropshire from the age of 2 and born in Nottingham so a mixed bag with a Northern Dad which accounts for the Bolton twang which creeps in on occassions.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

Hello.....

I was born in London SE1, went to University in Egham TW20, and have lived in Birmingham B13/B30, before moving back to London in SE26 and SE12..... moving to Chesham in December!

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

Been lurking in background for a year or so.
Funny, lots in harrow previously. So were we
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Originally Cork, Ireland
Then West Drayton , Hendon, Finchley, Archway all rented accommodation. Settled down in , Harrow (HA1)(7 years) and finally Amersham (HP6) for last 5 years. Have notices a lot of change in last five years.
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

Not sure I can play this game as I've yet to live in Amersham but here goes...

Ealing, London, W5
Ealing, London, W3
Goring, RG8
Chalfont St Giles, HP8
Helsinki, 00830
Canterbury, CT2
Johannesburg, 2191
Chalfont St Giles, HP8
Helsinki, 00980



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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

Bromley, BR1 and Chislehurst, BR7.

So we've gone bottom right of London to the top left! Moved in yesterday!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:03 PM

Bromley, BR1 and Chislehurst, BR7.

So we've gone bottom right of London to the top left! Moved in yesterday!

Welcome to the area. Any questions this forum is a great place to find answers or ask the questions.
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:06 AM

Linlithgow, EH49

In a lot of ways Amersham is quite like Linlithgow; they have historical hearts, surrounded by countryside, offer easy commutes by car or train to major population centres and have good schooling.

Given all this though, both are relatively expensive places to live, but hey it's only money, right?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:45 PM

Moved in yesterday!



Even newer - moved in last Thursday! Back to the UK from India. Very happy. Before Delhi, we were in Tervuren 3080 (Belgium), before that Buenos Aires and before than Kentish Town. Loved living in London, but now have kids so needed to move out. We are looking forward to being part of Amersham (my mother in law was born in Shardeloes so maybe we are coming back to our roots!)

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

Fresh off the plane from the US!