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Corsham Civic Society Important News

Dear Members,

I am mindful of the health problems that are currently sweeping throughout the world and through our own country. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering from this virus and I hope that it strikes very few people in our area. Our last ‘get together’ was held on Friday, February 28that Guyers House, where 28 of us enjoyed a most excellent lunch. I proposed a toast to absent friends, not knowing how quickly things would change in just 18 days. I am sorry we’ve had to cancel our March meeting and following meetings until at least the end of July.

The Pound Arts Centre has closed its doors and we have no idea when they may re-open. Copies of the March edition of ‘Spotlight’ will be available from April 1st at Barnett Brothers or may be delivered to your home.

All good wishes.

Michael Rumsey

The Priory – now known as Heywood House School

The Priory – now known as Heywood House School

The Priory, now known as Heywood House School, in Priory Street The town once belonged to the kings of the day, and was therefore known as a Royal Manor. Surrounded by forests, the Saxon kings came here to hunt deer. Corsham is recorded as having a great 'Palace', and...

A glimpse into the history of the Methuen Arms

A glimpse into the history of the Methuen Arms

A glimpse into the past history of this building may not be known to many, particularly those new to our area, so bear with us if you have heard the story before! In Tudor times this was the site of an impressive house, known as Winters Court, and in 1463 it was owned...

Memories of the Methuen School

  Michael Rumsey In 1816, money was given by Paul Cobb Methuen (1752-1816) for the building of a 3-roomed school for the education of ‘poor children’. That building, in South Place, Corsham...

Introducing the Brunel Shed

Introducing the Brunel Shed

As part of an international organisation of Men’s Sheds, one has been started for Corsham and the surrounding communities. Cllr Phil Whalley of Corsham Town started the initiative and handed it over to those who attended the first meeting at the venue.  The club will...

‘Huge step forward’ for Corsham Station Campaign

‘Huge step forward’ for Corsham Station Campaign

In a previous update I reported on the decision for the Society’s Corsham Station Campaign to join TransWilts, now a registered Community Interest Company. Paul Johnson, its Chairman, was the first Chairman of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...

'Huge step forward' for Corsham Station Campaign

'Huge step forward' for Corsham Station Campaign

In a previous update I reported on the decision for the Society’s Corsham Station Campaign to join TransWilts, now a registered Community Interest Company. Paul Johnson, its Chairman, was the first Chairman of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...