The coming of the Great Western Railway 175 years ago this Summer

The coming of the Great Western Railway 175 years ago this Summer

A railway between Bristol and London was proposed as early as 1824 but it wasn’t until 1833 did a committee of interested persons meet in Bristol and form a company called the ‘Great Western Railway’ and appointed a 27-year engineer named Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I.K....

Review of 2016 Corsham Walking Festival

Review of 2016 Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham’s third annual walking festival took place over three mostly fine days, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. I can only say ‘mostly fine’ as the last walk on Friday was caught in a thunder storm with heavy rain and the final walk of the festival on Sunday, a...

From the Chairman: A railway special

From the Chairman: A railway special

I am currently typing this paragraph on the longest day of 2016, Monday, June 20th, with the window open and listening to the rain falling, another dismal day I’m afraid, but hopefully, warm and sunny days will follow! The July edition of ‘Spotlight’ is just slightly...

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...