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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...

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...