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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

Inside the Corsham Cellars

Inside the Corsham Cellars

This is a wonderful tale of the conversion of the metaphorical swords into ploughshares. The site has been variously known as Eastlays, Pictor Monks, Eastern Monks and CAD sub depot 2. Quarrying The Pictors began quarrying the site in 1837. It was then called Pictor...

Ken Salter’s 300 year old jug

Ken Salter’s 300 year old jug

Ken Salter was born in Gastard, and is Corsham, born and bred. Always taking a keen interest in the life of the town. He recently told one of our members, Peter Tapscott, about a stone wear jug in his possession which was given to his mother in 1903 by Mrs Edwards of...

Ken Salter's 300 year old jug

Ken Salter's 300 year old jug

Ken Salter was born in Gastard, and is Corsham, born and bred. Always taking a keen interest in the life of the town. He recently told one of our members, Peter Tapscott, about a stone wear jug in his possession which was given to his mother in 1903 by Mrs Edwards of...

Local lives: the Parkinson family

Local lives: the Parkinson family

We are extremely grateful to Margaret Stocker of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, who contacted the Society with the interesting story of the Parkinson Family, and their link with WWI Hospital at Corsham. For several years when researching my father’s family in the 1990’s...

Railways of Wiltshire

Railways of Wiltshire

Let me start off by asking just 3 questions! 1. How many major railway companies built lines through Wiltshire? 2. How many stations were opened in the county? 3. How many stations are open now? The answers are 3, 92 and 14. That is to say, 3 railway companies built...

Historic walk taking in Corsham and Monks Chapel

Historic walk taking in Corsham and Monks Chapel

I thoroughly enjoyed my guided tour of Corsham with Simon Williams on the Saturday afternoon. Even though I have lived so close to the town all my life and thought I knew a great deal about the town centre and its buildings, one hour with Simon ensured I learnt a...