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Amersham Church Recorders in 2017

The Church Recorders from The Arts Society Amersham are approaching the end of recording St Mary, Edlesborough.  Progress has been a little slower this year as we have lost some of our team who have moved away from the area and I have sometimes been caught up in my duties as national Head of Church Recording.  That role has now come to an end though and both this Record and that for St Mary, Pitstone should be completed during the coming year.

Four of us are still working with the recorders in the City of London.  St Lawrence Jewry is now being prepared for publication and will be presented this winter as part of the church’s diamond celebration of its post-war restoration.  We are also recording at St Magnus the Martyr which is large church with lots in it to keep us busy for some time.

We go to each church once a month when we make notes and measure and take working photos.  Then we type into our template back at home and research into the background of the items we are recording.  Today much of the research can be done on-line and perhaps some at the local library or Record Office, and our findings often give us a fascinating insight into life in the past.  Church Recording is never boring!

For more information, give me, Liz Chalmers, a ring on 01494 726928