Spotlight newsletters

Our online archive of Corsham Civic Society’s Spotlight newsletter

SPRING 2020

  • From the Chair
  • Log book entries from the Regis School and Corsham Secondary Modern School
  • Corsham Bookshop
  • The Hell that was Corsham
  • Mollie Mitford ~ an Appreciation From our USA member ~ New Mexico
  • Review of Paul Martin talk
  • Catherine Eden ~ a Pickwick centennial
  • A rambling we will go!
  • Current planning matters
  • 125 years of Corsham Town Council
  • The CCS website 
  • Gone are the days… poem

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 matters 
  • Sanders Painting & Sculpture 
  • Remembrance 
  • Corsham – The Unsung Hero 

Summer 2019

  • From the Chairman
  • D-Day
  • Corsham 10k and 2k
  • Blue Sky Festival and Taste of Corsham
  • ‘Memoribilia’
  • John Parker Antiques Bill Hall obituary
  • No. 1 The Gables
  • Lacock and nearby settlements
  • Review of Corsham Revealed More
  • Notices and forthcoming events etc
  • Pickwick on the go!
  • Visits
  • CCS Review
  • Who do I think I am?

Spring 2019

  • From the Chairman
  • Pickwick District School
  • Corsham School 1860s Exercise books
  • Pickwick’s Nick Mason honoured
  • Did you know?
  • Revolutionary steam engine
  • Save lives!
  • From our American Correspondent
  • Corsham Walking Festival
  • Current planning matters
  • Corsham reports
  • Julian Orbach talk
  • CCS Review

Autumn 2018

  • From the Vice-Chairman
  • Corsham and the SW commemorate Armistice Centenary
  • Heraldry and College of Arms talk
  • Review of ‘Not written in Stone’ talk
  • Wingwalking ~ Strawberry Flyers
  • Moonlight Indian restaurant
  • Paul Martin and the Table Gallery
  • Mr. Pastry
  • 12 Pickwick ~ Dendrochronology, etc.
  • Round and about Corsham
  • The Corsham Singers
  • Gastard
  • Burlington Grange
  • Bath Road latest

Summer 2018

  • From the Chairman
  • Corsham High Street project launch
  • 11 High Street
  • Corsham Neighbourhood Plan
  • Methuen Arms award
  • Methuen Arms – a folly or a lock-up?
  • Toby Haynes Family Butcher award
  • Buses in Corsham
  • Corsham Walking Festival
  • Villages in the area
  • Another Martingate Centre mural
  • Corsham Revealed book review
  • Where and what?

Spring 2018

  • From the Chairman
  • Tributes to Wyndham Thomas, Don Rogers, and David Pollard
  • Corsham High Street project
  • Work begins on Mansion House
  • The character of Pickwick and the CNP
  • Septimus Kinneir test cricketer
  • Bath Road shenanigans continue
  • Corsham Walking Festival 2018
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Hungerford Almshouse
  • Corsham in Focus
  • Martingate murals
  • An English judge in the Far East

Autumn 2017

  • From the Chairman
  • Mansion House and Localism
  • Mansion House and Archaeology
  • Land north of the A4
  • 50 years of conservation areas
  • A ‘planning’ poem by John Betjeman
  • Corsham High Street project
  • Corsham shops and street signage project
  • A disaster on Box Hill
  • Corsham Civic Society artefacts
  • Corsham Civic Society outings
  • Corsham in pictures
  • Corsham in focus
  • The sources for the history of education in Wiltshire

Summer 2017

  • From the Chairman
  • Mansion House update
  • CCS Planning Group report
  • Brunel Shed
  • Walking Festival
  • Banking in Corsham
  • Grandfather’s WW1 experiences
  • ‘Travels with an Archaelogist’
  • Corsham Civic Society artefacts
  • Corsham High Street project
  • June Duckworth obituary
  • The Spackman family
  • Corsham Court: a different perspective

Spring 2017

  • From the Chairman
  • Corsham Print
  • Sally Fletcher tribute
  • Exploring Wiltshire’s parish churches
  • What is Corsham Town Council for?
  • The Head family
  • 2017 Walking Festival
  • CCS planning group
  • Wyndham Thomas poems
  • Book preview
  • Civic Society bookcase

Autumn 2016

  • From the Chairman
  • An early photograph at Corsham Station
  • Gospel Halls in the Corsham area
  • The Buildings of Corsham talk
  • ‘Young’ Pickwickians Part Two
  • Old Pickwickians
  • Heritage Open Days September 2016
  • ‘Above and beyond’ – the WW1 hospital at Corsham Town Hall
  • Tablet to Tablet exhibition
  • Cream Tea 2016
  • Governing Wiltshire: Almost a Thousand Years of Manorial Records
  • Letters

Summer 2016

  • Heritage Open Days
  • 2016 Walking Festival
  • The Coming of GWR 175 years ago
  • My life on the railways – Don Rogers
  • Photographs from the past
  • Michelle Donelan – my first year as an MP
  • The demise of the Copenacre site
  • Corsham – a Garrison Town
  • ‘Young’ Pickwickians Part One
  • Corsham Station report
  • Cream tea invitation
  • Competition answers

Spring 2016

  • 116 years of public buses to Corsham closing in April 2016
  • The Methuen Arms
  • The Priory, Corsham
  • The Methuen School
  • Sporting times in Corsham in the 1950s and 1960s
  • A poem about South Street
  • Cors-hamm? The Landscape of Saxon Wiltshire
  • Magna Carta: Origins and Outcomes
  • Corsham Station campaign update
  • Meet Corsham’s new butcher Toby Haynes
  • The Brunel Shed
  • The Corsham Walking Festival
  • Name the location of the date plates

Autumn 2015

  • Civic Society bookcase
  • Celia James and the Carriage Drive gates
  • Thomas ‘Customer’ Smythe, 1522-1591
  • Neston Glove Factory
  • Bath Bus Postcard
  • The building of Devizes Castle
  • Death and Mr Pickwick
  • Electrifying news on the GWR
  • About the Corsham Springfield Centre

SPRING 2015

  • Fifty Years Ago…
  • And in 2015…
  • Corsham’s Walking Festival
  • The Goldney Family and Beechfield House
  • Reviews
  • Election, 150 Years Ago
  • 100 Years Ago – Corsham Commemorates WWI
  • Springfield Community Campus Update
  • The Logan Manuscript
  • 2015 Programme

AUTUMN 2014

  • Christmas Message from the Chairman
  • Heritage Open Days (HODs) 2014
  • The Mayo Grave Plaque
  • Corsham Commemorates the First World War
  • Reviews
  • Corsham Maternity Home
  • The Great Thunderstorm of 2014
  • …and The ‘Great’ Railway Flood of 1935
  • The Station Campaign
  • Corsham Library’s New Era in the Campus

SUMMER 2014

  • Heritage Open Days, September 2014
  • Lord Methuen, 1931–2014
  • The Mayo Grave
  • High Street Paving
  • Reviews
  • TV Comes to Corsham
  • Goodbye Community Centre …
  • Visit to the Trowbridge Museum
  • Corsham Commemorates the First World War

Spring 2014

  • From the Chairman

  • Heritage Open Days, September 2014

  • New Street Names
  • Springfield Campus
  • Corsham Civic Society’s Website
  • The Station Campaign
  • Review
  • Corsham Commemorates the First World War
  • Identifying things from old postcards
  • Pound Mead – Corsham’s Forgotten Industrial Quarter
  • Corsham Area Heritage