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10 reasons why we are a nation of collectors

10 reasons why we are a nation of collectors

At our March meeting Melissa Barnet, Curator of Chippenham Museum, told us that 66% of people are collectors, it being one of the major hobbies in the western world. She stressed that hoarders were not collectors. Melissa then listed ten reasons for collecting....

Corsham in the 1930s and 40s

Corsham in the 1930s and 40s

It’s so long ago, I’m sure I’ll miss a few When I was a boy the Corsham shops I knew. Each side of narrow High Street, shops galore, The variety of choice, one couldn’t ask for more. Butchers: Beszants, Loves and Tommy Ives For...

Corsham Station reopening included in top 10 schemes

Corsham Station reopening included in top 10 schemes

Fortunately for me, Ruth Hopkinson, the new Chairman of Corsham Town Council, was unable to attend the Mayor-Making Ceremony in Bath a few weeks ago. I offered to attend in her place and enjoyed a most memorable and happy day. Greeted at the Guildhall by the soon-...

'Good old radical' Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

'Good old radical' Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

Newspaper articles at the time of the Suffragist Pilgimage and the speech made by the suffragist Miss Frances Sterling outside Corsham Town Hall mention Dr. Crisp giving a vote of thanks at the end of the proceedings, seconded by Mr. N. Fido who thought the best...

‘Good old radical’ Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

‘Good old radical’ Nathaniel Fido (1838 – 1919)

Newspaper articles at the time of the Suffragist Pilgimage and the speech made by the suffragist Miss Frances Sterling outside Corsham Town Hall mention Dr. Crisp giving a vote of thanks at the end of the proceedings, seconded by Mr. N. Fido who thought the best...

Step back into Corsham's cinematic past

Step back into Corsham's cinematic past

In 1929 a fairground operator named H. Andrews had plans drawn up for a cinema in Pickwick Road, at the junction of what is now Newlands Road, by a Trowbridge architect. Plans for the Picture House show a hall of a basic design, with open roof trusses. A central...