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
Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett, generally acknowledged to be one of our greatest contemporary composers, lived in the house known as Parkside, High Street, between 1960 and 1970. Parkside is a 17th century house, with an 18th century extension and was once the home of...

Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

From the Chair  ‘Corsham School’ and ‘Corsham School’  Corsham Primary School ‘interaction’  The Pickwick Capers  The Methuen outbuilding roof repaired  Summer daze Beckford’s Tower visit  Bath Roman Baths and Museum visit  No. 67 High Street visit Current planning...

Sixty Years Ago, a disaster on Box Hill

Sixty Years Ago, a disaster on Box Hill

For many years Box Hill had 2 public houses, the ‘Quarryman’s Arms’, owned by Ushers Brewery of Trowbridge and the ‘Rising Sun’ owned by George’s Brewery of Bristol.  The ‘Rising Sun’ situated on the main A4 was a popular pub with a good skittles and darts team...

Corsham High Street project – an update

Corsham High Street project – an update

In the last issue it was reported that the Wiltshire Building Record [WBR] were intending to embark on an in depth survey of some of the houses in Corsham High Street, with a view to identifying their origins and usage throughout the ages. Representatives of Corsham...

Planning Matters: A poem by John Betjeman

Planning Matters: A poem by John Betjeman

Inexpensive Progress by John Betjeman Encase your legs in nylons, Bestride your hills with pylons O age without a soul; Away with gentle willows And all the elmy billows That through your valleys roll. Let's say goodbye to hedges And roads with grassy edges And...