News from the Chairman, November 2016

Another end of year approaches. ‘Time flies’ I used to be told when I was younger and now I find that’s perfectly true!  2016 has been a year with excellent meetings, all organised by Dr. Negley Harte, and Negley has now produced a most interesting set of subjects for our delectation and delight for 2017, so do read through the contents of our new programme which can be seen on the back cover of ‘Spotlight’.

It was unfortunate we were unable to proceed with the proposed October visit to Westonbirt Arboretum, but as you may observe, we are hoping to visit this fascinating place in October 2017 when the Autumn colours should be at their best.

At the July meeting a presentation was made to Jujhar Garcha who had completed a year as our ‘Spotlight’ Editor.  The Executive Committee decided at its June meeting to make Jujhar an Honorary member of the Society as a thank you for his excellent efforts in producing 3 issues of ‘Spotlight’ between November 2015 and July 2016.  The Society also presented him with a £50 book token to assist him with his further education studies.  

All that it remains for me to do now is to wish every member a very Happy Christmas and continued good health and happiness in 2017 and to thank you all for your continued support of the Corsham Civic Society of which I am proud to be its Chairman.

Anne Lock, President of the Society presenting Jujhar Garcha with his framed Honorary Members Certificate together with the Chairman.

Welcome to the new Editor of ‘Spotlight’

On behalf of the Executive Committee and all the membership it gives me great pleasure to welcome John Maloney as the new Editor of ‘Spotlight’.  John has edited several ‘in house’ magazines over the years, but since retiring from the London Museum and now living in Pickwick with his wife Kath, he kindly volunteered to undertake the task of producing 3 editions of ‘Spotlight’ per year.  John would like to receive any articles from members or other interested persons and his email address can be found on the front cover of this edition.  Thank you John for undertaking this task for the Society and we wish you well in your new position as Editor.

‘Poldark’ series 2, Autumn 2016

Though the current series was not filmed in Corsham, glimpses of Church Street and the High Street, around the Town Hall, have appeared on a number of occasions in this 2nd series.  Great Chalfield Manor featured a good deal in several episodes being the home of a squire played by John Nettles.  For the home of Ross Poldark’s cousin, Chavenage House on the outskirts of Tetbury has been used while the recent crown court scenes were shot in John Wesley’s Chapel in Broadmead, Bristol. 


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