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

SPRING 2022

  • From the Chair
  • Editorial
  • CSS New Year Lunch
  • RNLI Mollie Mitford
  • Beckford’s Tower Project
  • The Old Vicarage
  • Quarrymen of Corsham
  • 80 Years This April
  • Mayors of Bath
  • Post boxes of Corsham
  • Responses to Book Reviews
  • Book Review
  • Some Corsham street signs and new businesses, Part 1
  • Catherine Eden RIP
  • Planning round-ups
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...

The Co-Op returns to Corsham

The Co-Op returns to Corsham

Many people who are new to Corsham may not realise that there was a Co-operative stores in the town previously. It occupied the buildings that we now recognise as 51/53/55 High Street, a Veterinary surgery Walter/Macfadden, (notice the ‘Beehive ’sign in the gable to...

Derivation of the surname Weldon

Derivation of the surname Weldon

I expected the explanation of the surname Weldon to be straightforward, but spelling variations complicate the issue. The obvious conclusion is that it is derived from the place of that name in Northamptonshire. This indeed seems to have been the source of the...

Who remember the Meccano Magazine?

Who remember the Meccano Magazine?

My father bought me my first Meccano Magazine when I was 9 or 10 and I was an avid reader until it stopped production in the 1960’s. I was therefore delighted when Pat Whalley handed me two editions from June 1930 and October 1931. The covers have long disappeared,...

Frank Gerrish 1883 – 1917

Frank Gerrish 1883 – 1917

Genealogy is an interest of mine. Adding names to a family tree is fine but sometimes we need to look at the personal stories of the individuals. This voyage of discovery began last year when a cousin showed me a letter which had been retrieved from the effects of a...