1839 Tithe Map [the Malthouse and Nos 12 & 14 are ringed in red]. The kitchen block is discernible as a separate structure and the large Pickwick Brewery building complex is located to the south east of 12 Pickwick. The structure to the north of the kitchen block was demolished in 1953.

'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…
Corsham commemorates

'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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…