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

SPRING 2022

  • From the Chair
  • Editorial
  • CSS New Year Lunch
  • RNLI Mollie Mitford
  • Beckford’s Tower Project
  • The Old Vicarage
  • Quarrymen of Corsham
  • 80 Years This April
  • Mayors of Bath
  • Post boxes of Corsham
  • Responses to Book Reviews
  • Book Review
  • Some Corsham street signs and new businesses, Part 1
  • Catherine Eden RIP
  • Planning round-ups
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...

South Street – a poem

South Street – a poem

I moved to Corsham when I was four, a number 3 was on the door. The house seemed large to a small curly haired boy, but Ann would be there to play with a toy. * Grandpa was coming to live with us too, in grey woolly waistcoat with a large mint or two. The grandfather...

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...