Category: News

'Huge step forward' for Corsham Station Campaign

'Huge step forward' for Corsham Station Campaign

In a previous update I reported on the decision for the Society’s Corsham Station Campaign to join TransWilts, now a registered Community Interest Company. Paul Johnson, its Chairman, was the first Chairman of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...
Electrifying the Great Western Railway

Electrifying the Great Western Railway

Monday, September 1 saw the first high speed passenger trains through Corsham after the line closure for the 6 weeks previously.  During those 6 weeks much work was completed between the east end of Box tunnel and Sydney Gardens in Bath.  The lowering of the track by...
Carriage Drive’s railings resplendent once again

Carriage Drive’s railings resplendent once again

Over the late summer months, passers-by will have noticed a lady in a pink boiler suit working hard to clean and repaint the railings at the end of the Carriage Drive. This was Celia James, a painter and decorator who also does work at the Pound. The ornate gates...
Carriage Drive's railings resplendent once again

Carriage Drive's railings resplendent once again

Over the late summer months, passers-by will have noticed a lady in a pink boiler suit working hard to clean and repaint the railings at the end of the Carriage Drive. This was Celia James, a painter and decorator who also does work at the Pound. The ornate gates...
Civic Society accepts Logan Manuscript gift

Civic Society accepts Logan Manuscript gift

During the summer, the Society was delighted to accept the gift of a most interesting manuscript. It is a bulky 15-inch by 12-inch folder, bound with string, entitled Corsham. Within its blue covers is an account of the history of Corsham, written in the late 1940s by...
Springfield Community Campus – Spring 2015 update

Springfield Community Campus – Spring 2015 update

Work on the new campus facility is nearing completion. To add to the library, climbing wall, café, community rooms and exhibition space opened last summer, the sports hall has now reopened following refurbishment after a flooding incident last summer. The two squash...