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Michael Rumsey
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Christmas message from Corsham Civic Society's chairman

It doesn’t seem twelve months ago when I sat down to write the 2013 ‘Christmas Message from the Chairman’ – doesn’t time fly! 2014 has been a busy and fruitful year for the Society, welcoming new members, enjoying excellent talks and…
A photograph of the date-stone carved on another house in South Street, part of a lovely group of dated houses in South Street and its cross-streets Grove Road and Hastings Street, all proudly bearing dates between 1880 and 1907, the great period of stone- quarrying for Corsham.

Corsham in Words event marks Golden Jubilee celebrations

As part of our Golden Jubilee Celebrations, and following our AGM in May, members were treated to a programme of readings compiled by Negley Harte, which reflected our town from before Domesday to the present. The two earliest references…
Hilmarton Church
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A history of Hilmarton Church

On the 27th July the Corsham Civic Society is visiting Hilmarton, an easily neglected village north of Calne, which has close connections with Corsham that may have been generally forgotten about.
A photograph of the date-stone carved on another house in South Street, part of a lovely group of dated houses in South Street and its cross-streets Grove Road and Hastings Street, all proudly bearing dates between 1880 and 1907, the great period of stone- quarrying for Corsham.
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Dated buildings in Corsham

Dr. Negley Harte, Chairman of the Corsham History Group, has been conducting a survey of buildings in Corsham that have a date on them, whether on a date-stone or on a dated rainwater-head or a commemorative inscription of some sort.…