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‘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...

'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...

From the Chairman: A year of important anniversaries

From the Chairman: A year of important anniversaries

2016 seems to be a year of important anniversaries in our town and the surrounding area. The Methuen School, in South Place, celebrates its 200th anniversary and you will find several articles in this edition by former pupils. On June 30th, those of us who can be...

111 years of public buses to Corsham closing in April 2016

111 years of public buses to Corsham closing in April 2016

On the 24th April, the 231 bus service operated by First Bus, will be withdrawn according to our latest information.  The original bus service was started by the Bath Tramways Company in 1905 and for many years 3 services ran through Corsham from Bath to Chippenham...

Bath Bus Postcard

Bath Bus Postcard

David Gibbons unearthed the postcard to his grandmother from a cousin and it was posted in Corsham on May 21st 1905. In that year, 1905, Bath Electric Tramways purchased 6 Milnes Daimler 32 seater double deck buses and these were used on various routes including the...

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...