Ken with the 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…
The family in uniform

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…
Display with engines representing the three railway companies which had lines running through Wiltshire. Photo: M. Rumsey

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.…
Monks Chapel
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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…