The Spackman Family

The Spackman Family

Many of our readers may have heard of the Spackman Family. They lived in Corsham High Street, and their property spanned Nos. 42 & 44.
CCS artefacts

Corsham Civic Society artefacts

The Society has had in its care for some time, many small artefacts, reputed to have been found in the area, principally small coins, some dating back to Roman times.
Richard Hodges

‘Travels with an Archaeologist’ by Richard Hodges

In April of this year the Civic Society was honoured to host President of the American University in Rome, Professor Richard Hodges, to talk about his upcoming book release. President Hodges describes ‘Travels with an Archaeologist’ as a…
Walkers at the top of Solsbury Hill on one of our long distance walks of 20 miles

The 2017 Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham's fourth, and most successful, annual Walking Festival took place over three fine walking days, Friday 9thto Sunday 11th June. Stephanie Millward MBE opened the Festival at the Community Campus by giving an inspirational speech on achieving…

Additional session for Brunel Shed members

The Brunel Shed is open to both men and women and meets in the Potley and Pockeridge Community Centre [Pockeridge Road, CorshamSN13 9SB] which has been converted into a bright, well-equipped community workshop. Members can work on their own…

Corsham Court – a different perspective

In amongst the 25 ‘Courts’ we find engine number 2938 ‘Corsham Court’, which was built in December 1911 and was sent to Goodwick in South Wales where it ran for many years.
Charles James Rumsey – AB Rumsey, Royal Naval Division

Grandfather’s WW1 experiences

My grandfather, Charles James Rumsey, was born in Hammersmith on Easter Sunday 1886 and at the age of 20, he was made redundant as a painter due to a recession.
La Piccola Italia tipp-exed

Corsham Civic Society planning group report

La Piccola Italia After objections raised by the Society and others and a retrospective planning application which was not approved, the wooden cladding blocks on the restaurant, have been painted white which blends in much better with the…
Michael Rumsey

From the Chairman - July 2017

Michael Rumsey's July 2017 update as Chairman of Corsham Civic Society
Spotlight July 2017

Corsham’s Mansion House - an update

The photograph here is a clear indication of what was considered most important by Wiltshire Council and their architect’s, DKA ~ far more prominence is given to the new extension which predominates rather than to the fine Georgian building! The mock up is typically representative of an architect’s ‘vanity project’.