SUFFRAGE MARCH 2013

Re-enactment of Suffragist Pilgrimage which passed through Corsham in July 1913

We are hoping to resume events during the second part of 2021, but are dependant on the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Tribute to the Life of Dr. William Lewson Burrowes

Tribute to the Life of Dr. William Lewson Burrowes

This was the eulogy spoken by John Bright at the funeral of his very dear friend and neighbour, Dr. William Burrowes. It was my privilege to have been a friend and neighbour of Bill for over 50 years. Angela and I first met Bill and Nancy when we came to Corsham in...

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...

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...