Spotlight newsletters

Our online archive of Corsham Civic Society’s Spotlight newsletter

July 2017

  • From the Chairman
  • Mansion House update
  • CCS Planning Group report
  • Brunel Shed
  • Walking Festival
  • Banking in Corsham
  • Grandfather’s WW1 experiences
  • ‘Travels with an Archaelogist’
  • Corsham Civic Society artefacts
  • Corsham High Street project
  • June Duckworth obituary
  • The Spackman family
  • Corsham Court: a different perspective
Spotlight July 2017

March 2017

  • From the Chairman
  • Corsham Print
  • Sally Fletcher tribute
  • Exploring Wiltshire’s parish churches
  • What is Corsham Town Council for?
  • The Head family
  • 2017 Walking Festival
  • CCS planning group
  • Wyndham Thomas poems
  • Book preview
  • Civic Society bookcase

Spring 2017

November 2016

  • From the Chairman
  • An early photograph at Corsham Station
  • Gospel Halls in the Corsham area
  • The Buildings of Corsham talk
  • ‘Young’ Pickwickians Part Two
  • Old Pickwickians
  • Heritage Open Days September 2016
  • ‘Above and beyond’ – the WW1 hospital at Corsham Town Hall
  • Tablet to Tablet exhibition
  • Cream Tea 2016
  • Governing Wiltshire: Almost a Thousand Years of Manorial Records
  • Letters

July 2016

  • Heritage Open Days
  • 2016 Walking Festival
  • The Coming of GWR 175 years ago
  • My life on the railways – Don Rogers
  • Photographs from the past
  • Michelle Donelan – my first year as an MP
  • The demise of the Copenacre site
  • Corsham – a Garrison Town
  • ‘Young’ Pickwickians Part One
  • Corsham Station report
  • Cream tea invitation
  • Competition answers
July 2016 Spotlight newsletter

April 2016

  • 116 years of public buses to Corsham closing in April 2016
  • The Methuen Arms
  • The Priory, Corsham
  • The Methuen School
  • Sporting times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s
  • A poem about South Street
  • Cors-hamm? The Landscape of Saxon Wiltshire
  • Magna Carta: Origins and Outcomes
  • Corsham Station campaign update
  • Meet Corsham’s new butcher Toby Haynes
  • The Brunel Shed
  • The Corsham Walking Festival
  • Name the location of the date plates
April 2016 newsletter

November 2015

November 2015

March 2014

  • From the Chairman
  • Heritage Open Days, September 2014
  • New Street Names
  • Springfield Campus
  • Corsham Civic Society’s Website
  • The Station Campaign
  • Review
  • Corsham Commemorates the First World War
  • Identifying things from old postcards
  • Pound Mead – Corsham’s Forgotten Industrial Quarter
  • Corsham Area Heritage

March 2013

November 2012

  • Editorial
  • New Members
  • Christmas message from the Chairman
  • Corsham Station Campaign update
  • Review
  • The Life and Work of the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911 – 1997)
  • Corsham Quarry Tramways
  • Monks Chapel – celebrating 350 years
  • Corsham Pickwick National School Logbooks
  • Dreadnought 2013 – Suffragette Pilgrimage Anniversary
  • Fifty years of Church Organ playing!
  • Dr. Burrowes honoured
  • 2013 (Jubilee Year) Programme

March 2012

November 2011

July 2011

March 2011

November 2010

July 2010

March 2010

November 2009

  • Editorial
  • Chairman’s Message
  • Review
  • Heritage Open Days: 10th-13th September 2009
  • Historic walk of Corsham and Monks Chapel
  • Claremont Ladies College & Claremont Nursing Home, The Linleys, Corsham
  • North Wiltshire ASPIRE Pathfinder Project
  • Civic Society English Prize
  • Local life – Robert Newton Gordon-Farleigh
  • The Wine Lodge
  • Corsham Market
  • The Civic Society Initiative
  • The Waste Local Plan
  • Adopt a Grave
  • The Fauld’s Explosion
  • Wiltshire Council’s traffic scheme for Corsham
  • Altus Engineering continued
  • Contact with Members by E-Mail
  • Retirement of Canon Roger Clifton from St. Bart’s.
  • Obituary – Vida flower

July 2009

  • Editorial
  • Our New Chairman
  • Review
  • Forgery at Corsham
  • HODS 2009 Programme of Events
  • The Post of Editor of Spotlight
  • Book Review – Corsham Facts & Folklore
  • The Guyers House – Colonel K S Dunsterville
  • Obituary – Les Davis
  • Local Life – Shergolds
  • All in the Line of Duty
  • Another Local Life
  • Quarter Sessions 1608
  • Altus Engineering – Exhibition at Heritage Centre
  • Olga Lehmann & the Corsham Underground Murals
  • Snippets from Spackman’s Scrapbooks
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Local Film Making

March 2009

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • School Awards – English
  • Building Award 2008
  • The Post of Editor of Spotlight
  • Local Lives
  • The Neale family
  • The Mayo Project Draws to a Close
  • The Telephone comes to Corsham
  • The Clutterbuck Family
  • Corsham History Group
  • Red Telephone Box, South Place
  • Civic Society Displays at the TIC and Heritage Centre
  • The Friends of the TIC is born
  • Obituary – Muriel Burnard
  • The Burlington Nuclear Bunker
  • Afternoon Talks at the History Centre
  • Obituary – Joe James
  • Remembering Corsham’s Garden of Remembrance

November 2008

  • The Corsham Civic Society wins an Award
  • Editorial
  • The Weavers Riots
  • Review
  • New Book: ‘A Life Revealed’, by Ernest Hird
  • Donation
  • Corsham Primary School Art Award 2008
  • Poetry Corner
  • Corsham Link
  • The Duke…
  • Station Campaign
  • More on Mayo
  • A Local Life: Richard Bethell
  • CACP Works towards the Formation of the Unitary Authority
  • Recent Developments at the CCS Website
  • Organisational Matters

July 2008

  • AGM
  • Introducing your Chairman
  • Review
  • Donations
  • The Corsham TIC moves with the Times
  • The School Bell
  • CCS Annual Evening Walk
  • Mayo Project Gears Itself for the Last Lap
  • The Mayo Family – Descendants
  • A Backward Glance through the Visitors’ Book
  • Rudloe Stones Project
  • Obituary – Janet Clifton
  • Station Campaign
  • 1st Corsham Cub Scouts
  • The Pictor Family

March 2008

  • Editorial
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Obituary – Thelma Pearce
  • Chairmans Report
  • Review
  • Obituary – Anne Greenly
  • Guyers House, Pickwick
  • Local Lives, George Lockyer, Manager of Royal Wilts.
  • Donations to the Society
  • Richard Balch (Butcher)
  • The Mayo Pike
  • ASPIRE Project Makes Progress
  • Society Celebrates Christmas at the Methuen
  • Who’s got the Ding Dong…
  • Duke of Cumberland
  • Church Street
  • Onwards and Upwards…….At The Corsham TIC

November 2007

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • Luzzell’s Well
  • Restoration of Mayo Memorial is Completed
  • Heritage open Days, 2007
  • Down Another Memory Lane
  • Station Campaign, Update
  • Civic Society Building/Restoration Award 2007 – Result
  • Wilkins’ Corn Store
  • Price of Burial
  • A Peep at the Past
  • Dicketts House
  • Snippet’s from Herbert Spackman’s Scrapbooks
  • Civic Trust Campaign – Every Action Counts, Doesn’t it?
  • Visit to the New Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
  • Christmas in Corsham 1920

July 2007

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • Visit to Highgrove
  • Corsham Print
  • Growth of the Tourism Economy
  • Local Lives, Memories of Growing Up in Corsham
  • William John Light, Parish Clerk
  • Heritage Open Days 6th – 9th September 2007 – Programme
  • Down Memory Lane
  • Planning Matters
  • Development on Front & back gardens – Media request
  • True or False
  • Letters
  • Where is Luzzle Well?
  • Corsham Station Campaign Update – June 2007
  • CCS Summer Walk
  • People behind the Scenes
  • Mayo Project Makes Major Strides Forward
  • Spire Appeal, St Bart’s Church – Update
  • Wiltshire & Swindon Waste Core & Minerals Core Strategy

March 2007

  • Editorial
  • Local Lives
  • Photographs & Archives
  • Local Lives, Leonard Love – Family Butcher
  • Planning
  • Local Lives, The Hancock Family in Corsham
  • The Hancocks – Carriers & Coal Merchants
  • Down Memory Lane…
  • Celebration of Christmas, 2006
  • Growing the Tourist Economy of Britain
  • HODS 2007 – Time to get Started
  • Operation Christmas Child, 2006
  • Ridgeway Care & Repair, North Wiltshire
  • Charles Mayo – LBC Application Re-submitted
  • Field and Place Names from 1569
  • CADT – The TIC Gets Off to a Good Start
  • Fire Badges
  • Traffic Problems at the Cross Keys

November 2006

  • St Bartholomew’s Church Spire Appeal
  • Editorial
  • Transport of Goods by Rail
  • review
  • Waste Matters
  • The Spackman Family and their Music Making
  • Peep at the Past
  • HODs 2006 ‘Corsham Enjoys its Heritage’
  • TIC Operation under the CADT
  • Our Notice Board Returns
  • The Mayo Memorial Restoration Project
  • An invitation for Christmas
  • Fatal Railway Accident at Corsham – 1881
  • Corsham – The Gale 1881
  • Food Glorious Food!
  • Photographs and Archives

July 2006

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • Annual General Meeting, 2006
  • Change at eh Top – Welcome Wyndham
  • Heritage Open Days (HODS) – September 7th – 10th
  • Corsham’s Programme of HODS Events
  • Planning Matters
  • Obituary: Gale Curry
  • Rudloe Stone Works
  • The Future of Corsham TIC – Latest
  • The Elusive Notice Board
  • Peep at the Past – “..Why Kinneir Close?”
  • Pocket Images of Corsham
  • The Mayo Memorial Restoration Project – Update
  • Photographic Archive
  • Property Insurance – Fire Badges
  • Our Website
  • Skateboard Project
  • 2006 Corsham Primary Special Art Award
  • Local Strategic Partnership
  • Our Annual Summer Walk and Supper
  • Adopt a Grave
  • Waste Matters

March 2006

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • 25th anniversary of Corsham’s Twinning with Jargeau
  • Peep at the Past: Down with the demon drink
  • Corsham Chamber of Commerce
  • Pound Arts Centre
  • Operation Christmas Child – Melksham
  • Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy
  • Waste Wood
  • Mayo Memorial
  • Brunel Bicentenary – 2006
  • The Future of Corsham TIC – Latest
  • The Town Hall Clock
  • Corsham Print
  • The 2006 Corsham School Annual Awards
  • Me and the Civic Trust
  • Spring Cleaning our Website
  • Car Parking
  • Welcome to Inspector Gavin Williams
  • Local Strategic Partnership
  • Corsham’s Jazz Club
  • Where has our Notice Board gone?

November 2005

  • Editorial
  • ASHTAV – Summer walk around Bruton
  • The Burrowes Papers
  • Corsham, ‘Past & Present’ Calendar
  • Peep at the Past; Down with the demon drink
  • Gallery
  • Waste in Wiltshire
  • Waste in Wiltshire
  • Retirement Homes at the ex-Royal Arthur site
  • …and at Rudloe Manor
  • Living in Corsham as a Disabled Person
  • Kinneir Close
  • The Town Hall Clock
  • Greetings!
  • North Wilts Business Forum
  • Review
  • Corsham Chamber of Comerce
  • Brunel Bicentenary – 2006
  • Supporting our High Street Shops
  • Corsham Area Community Partnership, Latest News
  • Mayo Memorial Restoration
  • Mayo Memorial
  • Future of Corsham TIC – Latest
  • Jazz Returns to Corsham
  • Christmas Lunch – now a New Year’s Dinner!
  • Society’s Notice Board on the Move?

July 2005

  • Editorial
  • Shops in Corsham over the last 50 years
  • Corsham Market
  • Corsham Station Campaign Update – June, 2005
  • Review
  • A Peep at the Past
  • The Local Waste Plan
  • Great Lypiatt Farmhouse, (Episode 2)
  • A Peep at the Past – The Pack Horse Inn
  • Corsham Civic Society Calendar for 2006
  • HODS 2005
  • History of Heywood
  • Community Planning
  • Visiting Groups
  • Vandalism befalls our Notice Board
  • Corsham Primary School – Art Award
  • Civic Society Open Meetings – a ‘Platform’ for local organisations
  • Lunch on the Lawn
  • Obituary: Ray Greenly

March 2005

  • Editorial
  • Mulled Wine & Nibbles
  • Oldest House in Corsham
  • Christmas Lunch
  • Porters Mead
  • Planning Matters
  • The Local Plan
  • Box Tunnel Memorabilia
  • Corsham Regina
  • Great Lypiatt Farmhouse, (Episode 1)
  • Corsham Primary Careers Week
  • Corsham School Awards
  • HODS 2005, Team Introduction
  • Management of Waste in Wiltshire
  • Station Campaign
  • 77 High Street
  • Corsham Civic Society Calendar for 2006
  • Community Planning
  • Clare’s Donation leads to Improved Collaboration
  • Joe James – Award

November 2004

  • Editorial: Transport in Corsham
  • The Future of Corsham TIC
  • Joe James – Local Historian
  • Heritage Open Days 2004
  • Review
  • Saving Buildings at Risk: “Adopt a Grave”
  • Skating on Corsham Lake
  • Chippenham – Is there a Medieval Fort?
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Management of Waste in Wiltshire
  • Corsham is Not Dead on Saturday Afternoons..
  • A Peep in the Past: Christmas in the 1920s
  • The Wanderer Returns
  • Another Peep at the Past
  • Obituary: Carol Smith

July 2004

  • AGM, 2004
  • Editorial
  • Pieces of Corsham’s History
  • The Society’s Executive
  • Heritage Open Days 2004
  • Some ‘Dubious Facts’ from the 1500’s
  • Did You Know?
  • Telecommunications Mast
  • North Wiltshire Festival
  • Corsham International Jazz Festival
  • Visit to Gloucester Civic Trust
  • “Round the Churches” Walk
  • Computerising the Archiving of our Photographic Collection
  • Les Davis and the Entente Cordial
  • Open Meetings – Improvements and Members’ Response
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Open Meeting Programme – 2004/5
  • Community Planning (CACP)
  • The 2004 Corsham Primary School Special Award for Art

March 2004

  • Corsham Civic Society Walk
  • Poll Tax – Does Nothing Change?
  • The 2004 Corsham School Awards
  • Corsham Workhouse
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Notes for your Diary
  • Society Display Cabinet at the Corsham TIC
  • Martingate Centre
  • Grants Secured by the Society
  • Did you know?
  • Our Quest for a Museum
  • Obituary: Bill Langley-Jones
  • Obituary: David Yeatman
2004, March

November 2003

  • Visit to Hartham House
  • Don’t Knock the Rot!
  • The Chairman’s Vision
  • Family History Memorabilia
  • The Victorian School Experience
  • “Old Corsham” Project
  • Where do you Live?
  • Obituary: Tom Burnard

July 2003

  • Heritage Open Days
  • Corsham Festival
  • Corsham Station Campaign
  • Social Events
  • HODS Event in Focus
  • Where do you live?
  • Obituary: Bob Allen
  • Obituary: Maud Davis
July 2003