Amersham - a town of two halves
Amersham is a town in Buckinghamshire, mainly known for being the terminus of the Metropolitan underground line.
There are actually two Amershams: Amersham on the Hill, the new part of town where the station is located, and Old Amersham, the historic market town.
In the late Middle Ages, Amersham was a centre of religious dissent. Between 1414 and 1532 more than a dozen people from or connected with the town were executed as Lollard heretics, seven of them during the reign of Henry VIII. There is a memorial to the 'Amersham Martyrs' and the events are commemorated in a community play in March.