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An early photograph of Corsham Station

An early photograph of Corsham Station

It is believed that this is the second earliest photograph taken of a train at Corsham station.  It probably dates for 1893 or early 1894.  The engine, an ‘1854’ class of saddle tank, was built at Swindon Works in November 1892 and was later converted to a pannier...

Gospel Halls in the Corsham Area

Gospel Halls in the Corsham Area

In May 1856 the first Gospel Hall was opened at Corshamside, now known as Neston, by a group of Christians wishing to worship in the brethren tradition.  We must go back 24 years to 1832 when the then Vicar of Corsham, the Rev. John Andrew Methuen, renounced his...

Cream Tea, 19 August 2016

Cream Tea, 19 August 2016

This year’s ‘Cream Tea’ on 19th August took place at No. 24 Lypiatt Road, Corsham, at the kind invitation of Victoria and Peter Blake. My first CCS cream tea and how very nice it was! Many expressed their appreciation to Victoria and Peter Blake for ‘loaning their...

My First Year in Parliament – Michelle Donelan

My First Year in Parliament – Michelle Donelan

In early May the Civic Society invited local MP for the Chippenham constituency to talk about her impressions and reactions about having been an MP for a year. Although she spoke of some of her campaigns which aim to “benefit the local area”, she maintained this was...

Plans to reopen Corsham station enter stage two

Plans to reopen Corsham station enter stage two

Thursday, 30th June, marked the 175th anniversary of the first train journey between Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads through Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Box Tunnel! An auspicious day on which to welcome seventy Corsham residents to The Tynings Hall to learn of the...

‘Young’ Pickwickians

‘Young’ Pickwickians

Introduction I should start by making clear that ‘young’ in this context actually means ‘newcomers’ to Pickwick. My wife, Cath, and I moved to 12 Pickwick at the end of January 2015. We had previously lived for nearly 40 years in Herne Hill, South London. Having...