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Programme 2022
60th Anniversary Year


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Thu 16th June 2022
Visit to Calne Heritage Centre
with optional guided walk 2 pm Arranged by Sue Boddington

Thu 21st July 2022
Coach to Bristol
with option of visit to Brunel Centre & SS Gt Britain or a four hour boat trip to the Suspension Bridge (picnic lunch needed) Departure 8 30 am King Street Car Park

Thu 15th September 2022
Looking back at Melksham in 1962
Presented by a member of the committee

Thu 20th October 2022
Changing Times
The impact of total war on Wiltshire 1939 – 1955
Presented by Local Studies Librarian Julie Davis

Thu 17th November 2022
AGM & Social Evening

 
Recent Events

Thu 19th May 2022
Visit to the refurbished Trowbridge Museum 2 pm
With introductory talk by David Birks
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Thu 21st April 2022
Wiltshire’s White Horses
Presented by Director of Devizes Museum David Dawson
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Thu 17th March 2022
A Policeman’s Lot
Presented by Keith Hickets
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Recent Events

Visit to the refurbished Trowbridge Museum 2 pm - Thu 19th May 2022
With introductory talk by David Birks.....(more)

Wiltshire’s White Horses - Thu 21st April 2022
Presented by Director of Devizes Museum David Dawson.....(more)

A Policeman’s Lot - Thu 17th March 2022
Presented by Keith Hickets.....(more)

Doing Time in Wiltshire - Thu 17th February 2022
Presented by John Girvan.....(more)

Events & Commemorations of Yesteryear - Thu 20th January 2022
Presented by Tony Fivash.....(more)

Annual General Meeting - Thu 18th November 2021
(more)

Memories of Melksham Shops in Times Gone By - Thu 21st October 2021
Slides with Stories and Narrative by Gill Butler.....(more)

Melksham Today & Yesterday - Thu 16th September 2021
Presented by Tony Fivash.....(more / report)

AGM & Ploughman’s Supper - Thu 19th November 2020
.....(more)

Changing Times - Thu 15th October 2020
The impact of total war on Wiltshire 1939 – 1955 Presented by Local S.....(more)

Members Evening - Thu 17th September 2020
To be organised by the committee .....(more)

Visit to Calne Heritage Centre - Thu 18th June 2020
with optional guided walk Arranged by Sue Boddington .....(more)

Level walk round Bradford on Avon - Thu 21st May 2020
Led by Tony Fivash .....(more)

Wiltshire’s White Horses - Thu 16th April 2020
Presented by the Director of Devizes Museum David Dawson .....(more)

A Policeman’s Lot - Thu 19th March 2020
Presented by Keith Hickets .....(more)

Milling, Rag & Paper Production & Brewing - Thu 20th February 2020
in the By Brook Valley Presented by Mike Stone .....(more)

Fire, Flood & Fun - Thu 16th January 2020
Slides from our collection Presented by Tony Fivash .....(more)

AGM & Social Evening - Thu 21st November 2019
(more)

Ken Merrett Memorial Evening - Thu 17th October 2019
“A history of Avoncliff” Presented by Nick MCamley .....(more)

Illustrated Extracts - Thu 19th September 2019
from the late Peter Brown’s Memories plus "Melksham’s Market Place 121.....(more)

Outing to Gloucester - Thu 18th July 2019
Further details to be announced. (Coach to leave King St Car Park at 9.....(more)

A Walk Round Seend - Thu 20th June 2019
Led by Anne Ewing. (leave Church St Car Park at 6.15 or meet at Seend .....(more)

A Visit to Chippenham Museum - Thu 16th May 2019
Chippenham’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, arranged.....(more)

The Great and Not so Good - Thu 18th April 2019
More stories from Arno’s Vale Cemetery Presented by Alan & Jane Bambur.....(more)

The Air Transport Auxiliary – unsung heroes of WW2 - Thu 21st March 2019
A return visit by one of our favourite speakers, Bill King .....(more / report)

A Step Back in Time Village Tour - Thu 21st February 2019
An illustrated history of Castle Combe By Carly Batten .....(more / report)

The Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation - Thu 17th January 2019
Tony Fivash presents “Remembering the High Street” .....(more / report)

Talk on the “Wiltshire Bustard” - Thu 18th October 2018
by the Great Bustard group.....(more)

A final tribute to the fallen of WW1 - Thu 20th September 2018
by Tony Fivash.....(more)

Day outing to Sherbourne castle by coach travel - Thu 19th July 2018
(more)

Walk around Corsham - Tue 19th June 2018
(more)

Outing to Devizes - Thu 17th May 2018
with a guided tour given by John Girvan (£5 each).....(more)

Presentation and talk on the History of Seend - Thu 19th April 2018
(more)

“Melksham’s listed buildings” by Gill Cardy - Thu 15th March 2018
(more / report)

“Railway Navvies” presented by Chris and Judy Rous - Thu 15th February 2018
(more / report)

An evening of slides presented by Tony Fivash - Thu 18th January 2018
(more / report)

Annual General Meeting - Thu 16th November 2017
Social Evening with entertainment .....(more / report)

Archaeological Finds in Wiltshire - Thu 19th October 2017
Ken Merrett Memorial Evening . Presented by Gabrielle Flexer .....(more / report)

Another evening of Members Memories - Thu 21st September 2017
Devised & presented by Gill Butler .....(more / report)

Afternoon Visit to Lidiard Park, Swindon - Thu 20th July 2017
Leaving Church Street car park 1.15 for 2 00pm arrival . (Cost for to.....(more)

Tombstone Trail in Melksham Cemetery - Thu 15th June 2017
Led by Ivan Turtle ( trail booklets will be available) . Assemble i.....(more / report)

Afternoon Visit to Steeple Ashton - Thu 18th May 2017
Followed by refreshments in the village hall (leave Church Street Car.....(more / report)

The Extraordinary Ladies - Thu 20th April 2017
of Wiltshire, including Matilda Talbot . Presentation by Cla.....(more / report)

The History of Lydiard House Swindon - Thu 16th March 2017
Talk by Rita Burstow, a volunteer guide .....(more)

The Wiltshire Regiment – WW1 - Thu 16th February 2017
Presented by Michael Cornwell .....(more)

A Walk Through Melksham - Thu 19th January 2017
The Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation, presented by Tony Fivash .....(more / report)

Annual General Meeting - Thu 17th November 2016
Social evening with entertainment. . details to follow. .....(more)

Ken Merret Memorial Evening - Thu 20th October 2016
A talk about the SS Great Britain by Ian Caskie .....(more)

Members evening - Thu 15th September 2016
Members giving short presentation on local history subjects. . . Pete.....(more)

Afternoon visit to the American Museum, Claverton - Wed 20th July 2016
Leave Church Street car park at 1.15 for assembly at Claverton at 2pm......(more)

Evening Visit to Radstock Museum - Thu 16th June 2016
Leave Church Street car park at 6.15, lifts are available.....(more)

Evening Visit to Trowbridge Town Hall - Thu 19th May 2016
Hosted by Rosemary Hawkes Leave Church Street car park at 6.15, lifts.....(more)

The Underground Worlds at Corsham - Thu 21st April 2016
Presented by Nick McCamley.....(more / report)

The Wilts & Berks Canal - Thu 17th March 2016
From Melksham to Pewsham Presented by Chris Coyle.....(more)

The Brunel Brotherhood - Thu 18th February 2016
Early Railway Engineering Presented by Mike Stone.....(more)

The Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation - Thu 21st January 2016
Slides from the Association¬s Collection.....(more)

Annual General Meeting and Buffet Supper - Thu 19th November 2015
AGM and social evening with entertainment. Tickets to include Buffet s.....(more)

Ken Merrett Memorial Evening - Thu 15th October 2015
A return visit from Dave Napier of the Arnos Vale restoration society .....(more / report)

Members Evening - Thu 17th September 2015
Short presentations by members on their own favourite Social History s.....(more)

Annual Outing - Thu 16th July 2015
4 hour trip on a Narrow Boat from Bradford on Avon Wharf to Dundas .....(more / report)

Corsham 17thC Schoolroom & Almshouses - Wed 17th June 2015
An afternoon visit to “Corsham 17thC Schoolroom & Almshouses”. (leav.....(more / report)

An evening visit to Edington Priory - Wed 20th May 2015
Guided tour given by Michael Jones. (leaving Church St Car Park at 6:3.....(more / report)

The Somerset Coal Canal – Past & Present - Thu 16th April 2015
An illustrated presentation by Derrick Hunt The Somersetshire Coal.....(more)

Let’s go to the Flicks - Thu 19th March 2015
Early Cinema in Wiltshire.. A return visit from Barbara Fuller A p.....(more)

West Kennet Long Barrow - Thu 19th February 2015
Illustrated lecture by Peter Knight Living in Wiltshire and close t.....(more)

Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation - Thu 15th January 2015
Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation Using slides from the Associa.....(more)

Annual General Meeting and Buffet Supper - Thu 20th November 2014
(details to be announced later in the year) .....(more)

A return visit from John Girvan of Devizes - Thu 16th October 2014
With a presentation "Doing Time in Wiltshire" .....(more)

Illustrated Reflections on Melkshams Past - Thu 18th September 2014
from the Association’s collection. Presented by Committee members. .....(more)

Annual Outing - Wed 16th July 2014
This year to Gloucester to include guided City Tour. (leaving Melksh.....(more)

Visit to Devizes Museum - Thu 19th June 2014
for talk about and viewing of Stonehenge Gold by director David Dawson.....(more)