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Events

50 years of playing the organ, by Michael Rumsey

50 years of playing the organ, by Michael Rumsey

On Sunday November 18th 2012, at the Box Methodist Church, I celebrated my 50th anniversary of playing the organ for Church services and other events. Please don’t ask me how many hymns I may have played during the last 50 years, I have no idea, but I’m sure it runs...

Pickwick National School secrets revealed

Pickwick National School secrets revealed

In the 19th century head teachers were required to keep a logbook in which significant items affecting the school were recorded. Some wrote at great length and others only the minimum but all the logbooks have very interesting and sometimes surprising entries. When I...

The hidden world of Corsham's quarry tramways

The hidden world of Corsham's quarry tramways

Much has been written about Corsham's stone quarries and their subsequent role in WWI and WWII, for example in excellent books such as Derek Hawkin's “Bath Stone Quarries” and in Nick McCamley's “Secret...

The hidden world of Corsham’s quarry tramways

The hidden world of Corsham’s quarry tramways

Much has been written about Corsham's stone quarries and their subsequent role in WWI and WWII, for example in excellent books such as Derek Hawkin's “Bath Stone Quarries” and in Nick McCamley's “Secret...

Life and Work of the Rev Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911 – 1997)

Life and Work of the Rev Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911 – 1997)

On Saturday August 11th 2012, in the presence of his sisters Veronica and Hilary and their children, Christopher Awdry unveiled a commemorative plaque to his father, the clergyman and writer the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry, at Lorne House, Box. Wilbert Awdry had lived at...

Memories of Humphries’ Wagon Works

Memories of Humphries’ Wagon Works

I recently discovered the photograph shown below, together with the document recording the start of my grandfather’s apprenticeship at W. H. Humphries’ Wagon Works, London Road, Chippenham. My grandfather, Reginald Townsend, born and educated in Derry Hill, was just...