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Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett, generally acknowledged to be one of our greatest contemporary composers, lived in the house known as Parkside, High Street, between 1960 and 1970. Parkside is a 17th century house, with an 18th century extension and was once the home of...
The Head Family

The Head Family

  When the Head family emigrated into Corsham, all the way from many earlier generations a few miles down the road in Box, they came en-masse and they brought their Bath Stone yard with them. My paternal great-grandfather, James was born in 1841 in Box Hill, in...
Corsham Maternity Home

Corsham Maternity Home

If you were in town on Wednesday 23 September, you may have seen approximately sixty people having their photograph taken outside Alexander House in the High Street. This building was the Maternity Home from about 1913 to 1950. There were only two homes in Wiltshire...
First motor vehicle registrations in Corsham

First motor vehicle registrations in Corsham

The first vehicle registered in Wiltshire, AM-1, was a 10hp Benz Parsifal, to Wiltshire County Council’s County Surveyor, Charles Septimus Adye on 12th Dec 1903. Listed below are those registered to Corsham people, up to registration number AM-1000: AM-26 Motor cycle...
The hidden world of Corsham’s quarry tramways

The hidden world of Corsham’s quarry tramways

Corsham tramways Corsham tramways Abandoned trolley Much has been written about Corsham’s stone quarries and their subsequent role in WWI and WWII, for example in excellent books such as Derek Hawkin’s “Bath Stone Quarries” and in Nick McCamley’s...
The hidden world of Corsham’s quarry tramways

The hidden world of Corsham's quarry tramways

Corsham tramways Corsham tramways Abandoned trolley Much has been written about Corsham’s stone quarries and their subsequent role in WWI and WWII, for example in excellent books such as Derek Hawkin’s “Bath Stone Quarries” and in Nick McCamley’s...