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Programme 2021/22

Melksham & District Historical Association meetings have now resumed.

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Thu 21st October 2021
Memories of Melksham Shops in Times Gone By
Slides with Stories and Narrative by Gill Butler
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Thu 18th November 2021
Annual General Meeting

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Thu 20th January 2022
Slides from our collection

Recent Events

Thu 16th September 2021
Melksham Today & Yesterday
Presented by Tony Fivash
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Thu 19th November 2020
AGM & Ploughman’s Supper

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Thu 15th October 2020
Changing Times
The impact of total war on Wiltshire 1939 – 1955 Presented by Local Studies Librarian Julie Davis
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Memories of Melksham Shops
in times gone by

Presented by

Gill Butler

Thursday 21st September at 7:30pm

Melksham Assembly Hall

Visitors welcome (£1)

Melksham and District Historical Association

……. Or New Beginnings!

The view as the lights went up after our very first meeting for over eighteen months. The Association’s President, Tony Fivash launched our return with a presentation of “Today and Yesterday” selecting areas or buildings and tracing back the changes that have taken place over the years.

We had been concerned as to how many members would support us so were overwhelmed to welcome over sixty members and visitors. We experienced the usual technical problems with the microphones and the pictures were not quite up to our usual high standard but like us, the Assembly Hall staff are still feeling their way after such a long period of shut-down. We expect all will be sorted before our next event when Gill Butler will be reminiscing her childhood strolls round the town on a Sunday afternoon with her mother.

Thursday 21st October – Melksham Assembly Hall at 7 30 pm (Visitors £1)

Viv Dwyer, our treasurer will again be taking names for those wishing to attend the AGM in November – we already have over 30 so really feel we are on the way back to some sort of normality.

Thank you everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you next month.

Welcome to the web site of the Melksham and District Historical Association 
The Melksham and District Historical Association was formed in 1962 to preserve and record for posterity the events and buildings in the town of Melksham and the surrounding area. 

From September to April the association arranges meetings in the Assembly Hall with guest speakers and slide shows of local interest (click here for details). May, June and July are reserved for visits to local places of interest and our annual outing, which takes place in July. 

The web site provides information about the association and its meetings, events and outings.