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
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...

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...