Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham Walking Festival, 9-11 June 2017

  Corsham Walking Festival returns for its fourth year, already a firm fixture for all who love the great outdoors and enjoy Walking Festivals. Whatever your walking ability or interest, this event offers walks that will tempt you. The…
Wiltshire and Swindon Manorial Documents Register went live on The National Archives Discovery website. Claire Skinner, principal archivist, managed the project and the work was been done by project officer Dr Virginia Bainbridge [back row, fifth on left] and a team of 20 volunteers, assisted by Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre staff. ~ photograph courtesy of Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Governing Wiltshire: Almost a Thousand Years of Manorial Records, 1086-1922

Dr Bainbridge introduced her talk by setting the scene: the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) is maintained by the National Archives and provides brief descriptions of the documents and details of their locations. She pointed out that Manor…
Monks Chapel

Heritage Open Days, September 2016

We were disappointed in the response that we had for our events this year. Our programme has become bi - annual over the last few years, because we  have to rely on the good offices of the local population and resources in order to try and…
Monks Chapel

Heritage Open Days 2016 programme

8 - 11 September 2016 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS Thursday 8 September Bath Stone Quarry Museum Trust Collection at 5 Masons Wharf, Potley Lane Corsham SN13 9FY. Two visits at  10.30am and 2.30am. Ten people per session. Tickets are required. …
Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham Walking Festival: 17-19 June 2016

We are holding our second full Weekend Walking Festival on the above dates, and will be offering 17 walks to suit all abilities, including a short fully accessible walk, wheelchair friendly, therefore suitable for all (carers free).  We’ll…
Devizes Castle

Discovering Devizes Castle and the town's museum

The Civic Society’s summer outing was to the Wiltshire Museum – the newly adopted name of what for some years had been the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and for many years more generally known as the Devizes Museum. The new name was intended…
Corsham Walking Festival
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Best foot forward for Corsham Walking Festival

Book now to take your pick of 22 guided walks during Corsham’s first weekend Walking Festival on 12–14 June. Building on the success of a one-day event last year, for 2015 an enthusiastic group of volunteers (generously supported by local…
Over 60 people take a tour of Alexander House, where they were born
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Corsham Maternity Home

If you were in town on Wednesday 23 September, you may have seen approximately sixty people having their photograph taken outside Alexander House in the High Street. This building was the Maternity Home from about 1913 to 1950. There were only…
First World War concert
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First World War commemorative concert held

The Concert to commemorate the First World War was held on 18 October at Corsham School and was a spectacular success. Sponsored by Corsham Area heritage and the Town Council, it was an evocative portrait in words and song of those four years…
The newly cleaned war memorial on Remembrance Day. Little wooden crosses on either side of the Memorial represent those who died in the First World War.
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Corsham commemorates the First World War

The start of the national and international centenary events culminated on Remembrance Sunday with unprecedented interest in the men, stories and events of the Great War, with major services at the Menin Gate in Ypres, at the Cenotaph in…