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Lord Methuen: the Society's first patron

Lord Methuen: the Society's first patron

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Lord Methuen has accepted the honorary office as Patron of our Society. We had the pleasure of hearing Lord Methuen speak to us in April on the work of the House of Lords of which he is an active member. He is one of...

Rudloe Manor

Rudloe Manor

Rudloe Manor is a late 17th century manor house overlooking the beautiful Bybrook valley, surrounded by ancillary buildings including a Grade II listed barn. The house was part of a larger Ministry of...

Book Review: Corsham Memories from 1910

Book Review: Corsham Memories from 1910

Our evening with Lord Methuen in April was chosen as the launch date for the Civic Society‟s latest book Corsham Memories from 1910. Civic Society stalwart Pat Whalley collated the stories with great dedication over a twelve month period. This is a collection of...

HAINE & CORRY – Builders Merchants, Corsham & Gloucester

Last year, one of our members was offered a cast iron toilet cistern, yes, a toilet cistern, of the old fashioned variety, with the tank at the top and a long pull chain. What intrigued us was the engraved name on it „Haine & Corry‟. I remembered this firm being...

HAINE & CORRY – Builders Merchants, Corsham & Gloucester

Last year, one of our members was offered a cast iron toilet cistern, yes, a toilet cistern, of the old fashioned variety, with the tank at the top and a long pull chain. What intrigued us was the engraved name on it „Haine & Corry‟. I remembered this firm being...

A guide to limewashing

A guide to limewashing

Limewash is slaked lime or calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2. It is made by heating limestone, CaCO3, in a lime kiln to produce quicklime, CaO. This is then slaked by adding some water to produce the slaked lime. We bought the calcium hydroxide as lime putty from Potmollen...