150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

We have many small industrial units in Corsham producing many different products but probably none operating for as long as 150 years, as was the Neale & Gough Brushworks in Pickwick Rd. No evidence has been found to link these names to Robert Neale, the clothier...

Lacock Archives

Lacock Archives

At the Corsham Area board in February we learnt that the historic archives of the Talbot family of Lacock Abbey and elsewhere dating back to the 12th century have been on deposit at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre since 1991. The current owner is now planning to...

A history of Corsham Community Centre

A history of Corsham Community Centre

In 1943/44 nine hundred and ninety nine pre-fabricated bungalows had been built in Corsham to house migrant workers coming to employment in the munitions stores one hundred feet beneath the town of Corsham. These es- tates were established on land in the area we know...

Dated buildings in Corsham

Dated buildings in Corsham

Dr. Negley Harte, Chairman of the Corsham History Group, has been conducting a survey of buildings in Corsham that have a date on them, whether on a date-stone or on a dated rainwater-head or a commemorative inscription of...

Corsham Gardeners’ Society

Corsham Gardeners’ Society

No one is quite sure when the Society first started. The general view is that it was either late 1940’s or 1950’s, probably as a merger between two other local societies one of which was the Priory Allotments Association. We have a monthly meeting with a Speaker. The...

The Co-Op returns to Corsham

The Co-Op returns to Corsham

Many people who are new to Corsham may not realise that there was a Co-operative stores in the town previously. It occupied the buildings that we now recognise as 51/53/55 High Street, a Veterinary surgery Walter/Macfadden, (notice the ‘Beehive ’sign in the gable to...