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The Mansion House and the  Secretary of State

The Mansion House and the  Secretary of State

I make no apologies for the amount of space taken up in this issue by matters concerning planning, archaeology, heritage and conservation areas. Corsham’s Mansion House and the Bath Road development in Pickwick both invoke key issues about the effectiveness of the...
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From the Chairman: Autumn 2017 update

From the Chairman: Autumn 2017 update

Today is October 25th, just two months from Christmas Day, doesn’t time fly!!  2017 has been another successful year for the Society with a wide range of interesting talks and two visits, one to Wadworth’s Brewery and the second to the Westonbirt Arboretum.  The...
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The Spackman Family

The Spackman Family

  Many of our readers may have heard of the Spackman Family. They lived in the High Street, and their property spanned Nos. 42 & 44 where we now find a hairdresser, sandwich bar, Ultra Warm, and another hair salon, opposite the Tourist/Information office....
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Corsham Civic Society artefacts

Corsham Civic Society artefacts

The Society has had in its care for some time, many small artefacts, reputed to have been found in the area, principally small coins, some dating back to Roman times. There is also a Roman lamp and dice, a clay pipe, and a tiny child’s shoe. Unfortunately, we do not...
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‘Travels with an Archaeologist’ by Richard Hodges

‘Travels with an Archaeologist’ by Richard Hodges

In April of this year the Civic Society was honoured to host President of the American University in Rome, Professor Richard Hodges, to talk about his upcoming book release. President Hodges describes ‘Travels with an Archaeologist’ as a series of essays “about places...
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