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The Baines Family

The Baines Family

The Baines family seemed to have settled in Corsham around 1870. John Baines, who had been born in Bradford on Avon, and his wife Maria and four children are recorded in the 1871 census as living in High Street. He was a chemist, stationer and bookseller, and he also...
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Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer

Corsham can proudly boast an actor of world renown with one of its Victorian sons, Felix Edward Aylmer Jones, born in Alexander House, Corsham on 21st February 1889.  He was the second child in the family of five boys and one girl, fathered by Major, later Lieutenant...
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William Arnold

William Arnold

William Arnold was a man of stature in Corsham, his business as a Clothier brought him much wealth, he was a member of the Corsham Wool Merchants Guild, and he owned considerable tracts of land in Corsham and the surrounding district.  His family hailed from...
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Richard Alexander

Richard Alexander

Corsham’s Alexander House (pictured) and Alexander Terrace have long been attributed to Richard Alexander a surgeon. There were two Richard Alexanders: Richard Hayward, and his son Richard Chandler. Richard H was baptised at All Cannings Church in  1778, and married...
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Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

From the Chair  ‘Corsham School’ and ‘Corsham School’  Corsham Primary School ‘interaction’  The Pickwick Capers  The Methuen outbuilding roof repaired  Summer daze Beckford’s Tower visit  Bath Roman Baths and Museum visit  No. 67 High Street visit Current planning...
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