June 2016 membership news

We extend a warm welcome to Linda Brown who joined the Society in March. We are saddened to report the sudden death of Kathleen Tout in March. Our thoughts and condolences go to Michael Tout and his sister Pat and their families. Kathleen was 88 years old and some of...

Heritage Open Days 2016 programme

Heritage Open Days 2016 programme

8 - 11 September 2016 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS Thursday 8 September Bath Stone Quarry Museum Trust Collection at 5 Masons Wharf, Potley Lane Corsham SN13 9FY. Two visits at  10.30am and 2.30am. Ten people per session. Tickets are required. Friday 9  September Rudloe ...

Sporting Times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s

Sporting Times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s

Paul Smith, a Corsham resident for many years, now living in Carlisle, has sent a set of photographs of cricket and football teams of the 1950’s and 60’s with the players names into the bargain. This is the Pickwick Cricket club team photograph taken on the Recreation...

South Street – a poem

South Street – a poem

I moved to Corsham when I was four, a number 3 was on the door. The house seemed large to a small curly haired boy, but Ann would be there to play with a toy. * Grandpa was coming to live with us too, in grey woolly waistcoat with a large mint or two. The grandfather...

Meet Corsham’s new butcher, Toby Haynes

Meet Corsham’s new butcher, Toby Haynes

Over the last 100 years Corsham has seen a number of well-established butcher shops come and go.  Many of us remember the shops of Mr Ives, the Love family, Beszants, with their slaughter house, the Royal Wilts and the North West London Meat company.  In recent years...

Magna Carta: origins and outcomes

Magna Carta: origins and outcomes

Originally it was planned that professor of medieval history David d’Avray would enlighten us with a talk on Magna Carta to coincide with its 800th anniversary, yet being occupied at the time it was postponed until February this year. This was really a blessing rather...