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John Hanning Speke 1827 -1864

John Hanning Speke 1827 -1864

On the edge of a field by a dry stone wall on the Neston estate is an epitaph to John Hanning Speke. He was among the greatest British explorers of the Victorian era, whose greatest achievement was the discovery of the source of the White Nile - the holy grail of...

150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

We have many small industrial units in Corsham producing many different products but probably none operating for as long as 150 years, as was the Neale & Gough Brushworks in Pickwick Rd. No evidence has been found to link these names to Robert Neale, the clothier...

150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

150 years of Neale & Gough Brushworks, in Pickwick Road

We have many small industrial units in Corsham producing many different products but probably none operating for as long as 150 years, as was the Neale & Gough Brushworks in Pickwick Rd. No evidence has been found to link these names to Robert Neale, the clothier...

Lacock Archives

Lacock Archives

At the Corsham Area board in February we learnt that the historic archives of the Talbot family of Lacock Abbey and elsewhere dating back to the 12th century have been on deposit at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre since 1991. The current owner is now planning to...

A history of Corsham Community Centre

A history of Corsham Community Centre

In 1943/44 nine hundred and ninety nine pre-fabricated bungalows had been built in Corsham to house migrant workers coming to employment in the munitions stores one hundred feet beneath the town of Corsham. These es- tates were established on land in the area we know...

Dated buildings in Corsham

Dated buildings in Corsham

Dr. Negley Harte, Chairman of the Corsham History Group, has been conducting a survey of buildings in Corsham that have a date on them, whether on a date-stone or on a dated rainwater-head or a commemorative inscription of...