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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

Early days of universal suffrage in Corsham

Early days of universal suffrage in Corsham

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10 reasons why we are a nation of collectors

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Corsham in the 1930s and 40s

Corsham in the 1930s and 40s

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Corsham Station reopening included in top 10 schemes

Corsham Station reopening included in top 10 schemes

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'Good old radical' Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

'Good old radical' Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

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‘Good old radical’ Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

‘Good old radical’ Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

Newspaper articles at the time of the Suffragist Pilgimage and the speech made by the suffragist Miss Frances Sterling outside Corsham Town Hall mention Dr. Crisp giving a vote of thanks at the end of the proceedings, seconded by Mr. N. Fido who thought the best...