SUFFRAGE MARCH 2013

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

We are hoping to resume events during the second part of 2021, but are dependant on the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

First motor vehicle registrations in Corsham

First motor vehicle registrations in Corsham

The first vehicle registered in Wiltshire, AM-1, was a 10hp Benz Parsifal, to Wiltshire County Council’s County Surveyor, Charles Septimus Adye on 12th Dec 1903. Listed below are those registered to Corsham people, up to registration number AM-1000: AM-26 Motor cycle...

A new song for Corsham

A new song for Corsham

Jim Chorley, a native of Southampton, came to Corsham in October 2012 as a student in Bath Spa University’s ‘Song Writing’ Masters course. Currently Jim is working as a Art Technician in a Southampton Secondary school. He has now completed his Masters Course and...

Suffragist commemoration in Corsham

Suffragist commemoration in Corsham

Here are a few photographs taken on 15th July 2013 when we celebrated the centenary of the Suffragist march reaching Corsham. A book of photographs is planned and we would welcome any photos, particularly of anything from a slightly different perspective. Photos by...

The Brownings of Leigh Delamere

The Brownings of Leigh Delamere

Our summer outing to see the Victorian schoolroom at Sevington and the Church of St Margaret of Antioch at Leigh Delamere, was in itself a wonderful experience, with Dinah Starkey, one of the Trustees, acting as schoolmistress, bringing to life the days of Victorian...

Finding interesting churches in Wiltshire

Finding interesting churches in Wiltshire

I always promised myself that when I retired I would undertake several projects. One was to visit all the Anglican cathedrals in England and Wales and the second was to explore and photograph churches in my home county of Wiltshire. For four years I was unable to do...

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...