Although Chesham Museum doesn’t currently have a permanent home, it’s making the most of social media to connect people to the town’s cultural heritage.

Millie Harrison and Kit Antrobus, both A-Level students at Chesham Grammar School and Museum volunteers, launched Chesham Museum’s first ever Instagram page with posts exploring the mosque, the railway and Chesham as a market town.

They duo said: “We hope to post more content about museum artefacts, stories about past inhabitants and historical fun facts about our town.

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“Stay tuned for competitions and events run by the museum.”

Millie, who loves Instagram, said she uses Instagram daily to connect with friends and family but also to find out what’s happening locally and to follow influencers.

Millie said: "' I am excited to be involved in this project as I have a keen interest in social and local history and would love more people of my age to get involved." 

Rachel Harris, a project leader and volunteer who teaches at Chesham Grammar School, said: "We feel that it's hugely important to engage young and diverse audiences with our museum and everything it has to offer.

"Increasing our use of social media is a wonderful way to do this, especially when you consider that we don't have a permanent home at the moment.

Millie and Kit have been absolutely vital to the project, she pointed out. 

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She added: "They are full of energy and ideas, and have done a fantastic job of using their skills to help place Chesham's unique social heritage at the forefront of people's minds.

"Going forward, we hope to build on this success, connecting with as many people as possible in order to showcase some of our collection more widely. 

Kit added: “This is what I hope to offer this project, to show people things that interest them and entertain them if I can.

“Chesham is full of interesting places and people, and I hope I can show that to people the way I see it.”