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November 2012 Review: Early Methuens and their art collections

November 2012 Review: Early Methuens and their art collections

In July we had a splendid outing to Hilmarton, linked to Corsham by the Poynder family. It was a beautiful evening and the local history society had very kindly arranged to show us around both the church and the village. Richard Broadhead and Geoff Proctor, along with...

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Hospital at Corsham in First World War

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Hospital at Corsham in First World War

Following the article in the July 2010 edition of Corsham Spotlight, I have been sent a photograph, shown below, of a group of patients and staff at Corsham Town Hospital circa 1915 by the great grandson of Percy Francis Harwood, arrowed. The photo was taken by...

A history of Hartham Park House

A history of Hartham Park House

The Hartham Park that you see today is the result of a unique history. Lady Anne James 1795 is an important date in the history of Hartham Park and a good starting point for this brief history. Lady Anne James's (née Goddard) family had owned the estate at Hartham for...

A history of Hartham Chapel

A history of Hartham Chapel

The Hartham Park estate chapel will be open as part of the Heritage Open Days Event, which is being organised by the Corsham Civic Society by the kindness of the Trustees of the Chapel. It will be open to be public on the afternoon of the 9th September 2012 between 2...

Steam through Box and Corsham

Steam through Box and Corsham

GWR engine no. 6024 ‘King Edward I’ is shown in this excellent photograph by Jon Bowers steaming towards Brunel’s Box Tunnel on Saturday, March 3rd 2012 on its way from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington. 6024 was built at Swindon Works in June 1930 and during...

Coronation Festivities in Box

Coronation Festivities in Box

This postcard is entitled ‘Coronation Festivities, Box’ and shows many children, some really quite young, sitting down at long tables laid out with a sumptuous spread. I believe this took place at what was known as the Fête Field, where Bargates now stands. There is...