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Events

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On the 24th April, the 231 bus service operated by First Bus, will be withdrawn according to our latest information.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...

Life and times of Neston Glove Factory

Life and times of Neston Glove Factory

The site of the Neston Glove factory at the corner of Rough Street was originally used as a coach house in the care of Harry May. Later, sheepskins were ‘dressed’ in preparation for glove cutting. Those employed were known as leather dressers. It is understood that a...

Death and Mr Pickwick, a talk by Stephen Jarvis

Death and Mr Pickwick, a talk by Stephen Jarvis

This work of ‘fictionalised history’, as the author addressed it on a bleak July evening in a small auditorium, explores the origin and entire history of Charles Dickens’ most beloved piece of work at that time - The Pickwick Papers. Jarvis claimed the work was ‘Harry...

Thomas ‘Customer’ Smythe, 1522–1591

Thomas ‘Customer’ Smythe, 1522–1591

The Smythes lived in Corsham during the reign of Henry Vlll. John Smythe was a farmer and clothier, and when he died in 1538 he left his wife a mill. His eldest son John inherited the rest of his property, with the exception of a farm in Amesbury, valued at about £20...