Corsham Civic Society was founded in 1963 to represent the people of Corsham in all aspects of conservation, preservation and the promotion of this delightful Wiltshire town.
The Society is a registered Charity, a member of ASHTAV (Association of Small Historic Towns & Villages of the UK).
It is our aim to promote high standards of planning and architecture, to create a wider awareness amongst the local population of environmental issues, the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area, and to secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of public amenity and/or historical interest, both in Corsham and in the surrounding countryside.
Our overall purpose is to engender pride in our town and to contribute towards the vitality and well-being of Corsham’s residents and that of its neighbouring villages
The Society holds monthly meetings and talks at The Pound Arts Centre. Click here to view a calendar of events.
Presidents through time
1970 – 1974 Lord Methuen
1974 – 1980 Oswald Brakspear
1980 – 1992 Robin Eden
1992 – 1994 Brenda Forbes
1994 – 2007 Anne Greenly
2008 -present Anne Lock
From the earliest Constitution dated 17th May 1963
The objects of the society shall be:
- To promote the study of civic design
- To stimulate public consciousness and appreciation of the beauty, history and character of the Parish of Corsham
- To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of the features which go to make pleasing and convenient conditions in which to live and work.
- To pursue these ends by such means or meetings, lectures, study groups, exhibitions and publications.
- To make informed representation where necessary to the appropriate authority and mobilise public opinion in support of these aims.
Lady at Prayer
It was Robin Eden’s idea to ask the Bath Academy of Art for a tangible memorial to the years during which they were based in Corsham. The sculpture “Lady at Prayer” by Ian Cotton was presented by him and she now resides in the Library.
Executive committee members (2014/15)
|Chairman||Michael Rumsey||01249 715741
91 Tellcroft Close, Corsham, SN13 9JQ
|Honorary secretary||Victoria Blake||01249 716286|
|Treasurer||Elizabeth Addison||07919 352002|
|Membership secretary||Jean Beech||01249 713833|
|Newsletter editor||Jujhar Garchafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Programme organiser||Negley Harte||01249 713529|
|Social organisers||Joan Maciver||01225 812225|
|Committee member||Jane Browning||01249 716013|
|President||Anne Lock||01225 810357|
|Vice Presidents||Geoff Knapp||01249 712270|
|Pat Whalley||01249 713618|
|Wyndham and Kathy Thomas|
|Website Editor||Michael Wilkinsonemail@example.com|
|Chairman||Margaret Smith||01249 715459|
Why join the Corsham Civic Society?
Become a member of an active society with progressive ideas on how the town and its surrounding district can be enhanced, yet at the same time, preserving buildings, open spaces for future generations to enjoy.
- There are at least 7 meetings a year, currently held at The Pound Arts Centre and a wide range of topics are delivered. Free tea and coffee are available at the conclusion of the talk and a glass of wine is £1 cheaper than normal prices.
- The Society’s has a varied programme of events throughout the year, listed on this website.
- The Annual General Meeting is held in May at Corsham Town Hall and a cheese and wine buffet is available at the end of this meeting.
- The Society’s magazine ‘Spotlight’ is published 3 times a year in March, July and November.
- Each Summer an evening visit is normally organised and in 2014, this will be to the Trowbridge Museum.
The membership fees for 2014 are:
Annual membership – £15 per person or £12 each for a joint membership
Five year membership fee – £60
Life Membership – £100
Junior membership – £1
To download a membership form click here.
For enquiries about membership, please contact Jean Beech on 01249 713899 or write to 108 Brook Drive, Corsham, SN12 9AY.
Corsham Memories 2: The Prefab Years
This published book is available for just £9.99, post free from – Mrs Pat Whalley. 27 Elm Hayes, Corsham, Wiltshire. SN13 9JW
In this book we have a small record of Corsham’s Social history, through a compilation of interviews with people who moved to Corsham in the 1930’s and 40’s and were kind enough to share their memories with the author, Pat Whalley.
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Corsham Memories from 1910
This recently published book is available for just £10,
post free from— Michael Rumsey, 91, Tellcroft Close, Corsham, Wiltshire. SN13 9JQ Cheques made payable to the ‘Corsham Civic Society’
In this book we have a small record of Corsham’s Social history, through a compilation of interviews with people who were born in Corsham be- tween 1910 and 1950 and were kind enough to share their memories with one of the Society’s members, Pat Whalley..
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