SUFFRAGE MARCH 2013

Re-enactment of Suffragist Pilgrimage which passed through Corsham in July 1913

We have resumed events for 2022, but are dependent on the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Front Cover Spotlight March 2021

AUTUMN 2021

  • From the Chair
  • Editorial
  • The Chairman’s Passion – Model Railways
  • Preserving a newspaper printing press
  • Trees
  • In memoriam –
    Prince Philip 1921-2021
  • Remembrance
  • Monks Park
  • Corsham Community
    Awards 2020 and 2021
  • Film dramas in Box
  • Book Reviews
  • 21st century cosmic surgery railway cuttings
  • An Admiral Fitzroy Barometer c. 1860
  • Wiltshire volume of The Buildings of England
  • Pickwick exhibition
  • Moonraker Canoes
  • Archaeological artefact?
  • Planning round-ups
  • Pat Whalley’s 80th Birthday
‘My Life on the Railways’ by Don Rogers

‘My Life on the Railways’ by Don Rogers

In 1948 I was made redundant at the age of 16 thus ending my career as an Improver Motor Mechanic and this was all because of the then Persian oil crisis with no petrol available except for essential purposes. I went to the Labour Exchange and was offered one or two...

The coming of the Great Western Railway 175 years ago this Summer

The coming of the Great Western Railway 175 years ago this Summer

A railway between Bristol and London was proposed as early as 1824 but it wasn’t until 1833 did a committee of interested persons meet in Bristol and form a company called the ‘Great Western Railway’ and appointed a 27-year engineer named Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I.K....

Review of 2016 Corsham Walking Festival

Review of 2016 Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham’s third annual walking festival took place over three mostly fine days, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. I can only say ‘mostly fine’ as the last walk on Friday was caught in a thunder storm with heavy rain and the final walk of the festival on Sunday, a...

From the Chairman: A railway special

From the Chairman: A railway special

I am currently typing this paragraph on the longest day of 2016, Monday, June 20th, with the window open and listening to the rain falling, another dismal day I’m afraid, but hopefully, warm and sunny days will follow! The July edition of ‘Spotlight’ is just slightly...

June 2016 membership news

We extend a warm welcome to Linda Brown who joined the Society in March. We are saddened to report the sudden death of Kathleen Tout in March. Our thoughts and condolences go to Michael Tout and his sister Pat and their families. Kathleen was 88 years old and some of...

Sporting Times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s

Sporting Times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s

Paul Smith, a Corsham resident for many years, now living in Carlisle, has sent a set of photographs of cricket and football teams of the 1950’s and 60’s with the players names into the bargain. This is the Pickwick Cricket club team photograph taken on the Recreation...