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Meet Corsham’s new butcher, Toby Haynes

Meet Corsham’s new butcher, Toby Haynes

Over the last 100 years Corsham has seen a number of well-established butcher shops come and go.  Many of us remember the shops of Mr Ives, the Love family, Beszants, with their slaughter house, the Royal Wilts and the North West London Meat company.  In recent years...

Magna Carta: origins and outcomes

Magna Carta: origins and outcomes

Originally it was planned that professor of medieval history David d’Avray would enlighten us with a talk on Magna Carta to coincide with its 800th anniversary, yet being occupied at the time it was postponed until February this year. This was really a blessing rather...

The Priory – now known as Heywood House School

The Priory – now known as Heywood House School

The Priory, now known as Heywood House School, in Priory Street The town once belonged to the kings of the day, and was therefore known as a Royal Manor. Surrounded by forests, the Saxon kings came here to hunt deer. Corsham is recorded as having a great 'Palace', and...

A glimpse into the history of the Methuen Arms

A glimpse into the history of the Methuen Arms

A glimpse into the past history of this building may not be known to many, particularly those new to our area, so bear with us if you have heard the story before! In Tudor times this was the site of an impressive house, known as Winters Court, and in 1463 it was owned...

Memories of the Methuen School

  Michael Rumsey In 1816, money was given by Paul Cobb Methuen (1752-1816) for the building of a 3-roomed school for the education of ‘poor children’. That building, in South Place, Corsham...

Introducing the Brunel Shed

Introducing the Brunel Shed

As part of an international organisation of Men’s Sheds, one has been started for Corsham and the surrounding communities. Cllr Phil Whalley of Corsham Town started the initiative and handed it over to those who attended the first meeting at the venue.  The club will...