Home Page of The Celfunde Inheritance

The Celfunde Inheritance is a Chalfont St Peter based, local history and heritage volunteer group, chaired by Cllr Linda Smith and supported by the Chalfont St Peter Parish Council. We are currently applying for charitable status. Our aim is to promote and preserve the rich heritage of our village, educate and inform local children and residents about our local history and encourage tourism in this area. New members are always welcome, especially those with research, design and IT capabilities, or just bags of plain enthusiasm.  Also welcome are contributions of information, memories and old photographs or documents, maps, artefacts etc etc. We work to support other local history initiatives, in conjunction with such bodies as the Chiltern Open Air Museum and local schools. We are happy to deliver talks and slideshow presentations on a number of interesting subjects, to local community groups, schools etc. Our regular events include:


  • Monthly Local History Surgery: come and chat with us over coffee and biscuits on the first Saturday of every month upstairs in Chalfont St Peter Community Library. If you have any photos, document s or artefacts you'd like us to see or to research, or any queries regarding the history of the village, or indeed if you just wish to chat over your memories of the village, please pop in between 10 am and 1pm.
  • Feast of St Peter: you will find us running a Celfunde Inheritance stall at this annual event. Come and chat with us, view our displays on life in the village in bygone times and browse the publications we have for sale. The event takes place at the end of June each year up on Gold Hill Common and is arguably Buckinghamshire's largest village fete.
  • Buckinghamshire Family History Fair: come and see us at this wonderful event which we usually attend. If you have a connection to Chalfont St Peter and you'd like us to check it out for you, or if you have any information you would like to share, we'd be happy to meet you.
  • St Peter's Garden: the Celfunde Inheritance is proud to be assisting with this ambitious project to landscape the old cemetery on Church Lane, Chalfont St Peter, providing a beautiful and appropriate background to the graves of our war heroes as well as a safe and beautiful spot for contemplation and reflection.