Chippenham Museum

10 reasons why we are a nation of collectors

At our March meeting Melissa Barnet, Curator of Chippenham Museum, told us that 66% of people are collectors, it being one of the major hobbies in the western world. She stressed that hoarders were not collectors. Melissa then listed…
Celebrations of 24 June 2012

Monks Chapel: Celebrating 350 years

This summer the Congregation celebrated 350 years since the Quakers built Monks Chapel. Its situation was such that it was outside a radius of five miles from the borough of Chippenham, to conform to the ‘ Five Mile Act ‘ passed by Parliament…
Monks Chapel

Historic walk taking in Corsham and Monks Chapel

I thoroughly enjoyed my guided tour of Corsham with Simon Williams on the Saturday afternoon. Even though I have lived so close to the town all my life and thought I knew a great deal about the town centre and its buildings, one…