SUFFRAGE MARCH 2013

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

We are hoping to resume events during the second part of 2021, but are dependant on the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

'Old' Pickwickians

'Old' Pickwickians

Our Editor, John Maloney's first article in the  July Spotlight, was of great interest to me, as he referred not only to his own property – 12 Pickwick, but the adjoining house No. 14. This was the home of my grandparents Bill and Rose Say, for about 40 years, it may...

‘Above and beyond’: Corsham commemorates WW1 hospital at Town Hall

‘Above and beyond’: Corsham commemorates WW1 hospital at Town Hall

The title says it all ~ the hospital was instigated by Lord Methuen, the Parish Council and the Red Cross. Professional nurses came from far and wide to run the hospital but the local people also worked extremely hard to support the venture. Many ladies volunteered as...

'Above and beyond': Corsham commemorates WW1 hospital at Town Hall

'Above and beyond': Corsham commemorates WW1 hospital at Town Hall

The title says it all ~ the hospital was instigated by Lord Methuen, the Parish Council and the Red Cross. Professional nurses came from far and wide to run the hospital but the local people also worked extremely hard to support the venture. Many ladies volunteered as...

The Buildings of Corsham, a talk by Julian Orbach

The Buildings of Corsham, a talk by Julian Orbach

Julian is preparing the third edition of the Wiltshire volume of The Buildings of England. The Buildings of England series was created by Sir Nicholas Pevsner and is regarded as an unrivalled series of comprehensive architectural guides covering every English county...

News from the Chairman, November 2016

News from the Chairman, November 2016

Another end of year approaches. ‘Time flies’ I used to be told when I was younger and now I find that’s perfectly true!  2016 has been a year with excellent meetings, all organised by Dr. Negley Harte, and Negley has now produced a most interesting set of subjects for...

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...