SUFFRAGE MARCH 2013

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

We have resumed events for 2022, but are dependent on the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Front Cover Spotlight March 2021

AUTUMN 2021

  • From the Chair
  • Editorial
  • The Chairman’s Passion – Model Railways
  • Preserving a newspaper printing press
  • Trees
  • In memoriam –
    Prince Philip 1921-2021
  • Remembrance
  • Monks Park
  • Corsham Community
    Awards 2020 and 2021
  • Film dramas in Box
  • Book Reviews
  • 21st century cosmic surgery railway cuttings
  • An Admiral Fitzroy Barometer c. 1860
  • Wiltshire volume of The Buildings of England
  • Pickwick exhibition
  • Moonraker Canoes
  • Archaeological artefact?
  • Planning round-ups
  • Pat Whalley’s 80th Birthday
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...

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...