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Programme 2019
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Please Note:
All activities are suspended until further notice

Thu 17th September 2020
Members Evening
To be organised by the committee

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

Thu 19th November 2020
AGM & Ploughman’s Supper

 
Recent Events

Thu 18th June 2020
Visit to Calne Heritage Centre
with optional guided walk Arranged by Sue Boddington
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Thu 21st May 2020
Level walk round Bradford on Avon
Led by Tony Fivash
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Thu 16th April 2020
Wiltshire’s White Horses
Presented by the Director of Devizes Museum David Dawson
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The Somerset Coal Canal – Past & Present - Thu 16th April 2015
An illustrated presentation by Derrick Hunt

The Somersetshire Coal Canal was built to carry coal from the Paulton and Radstock coal fields to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Although the coal was relatively plentiful and there were markets for it across the South of England, sales had been small and prices high because the roads of the area were exceptionally poor.
The SCC was built to connect the mines with the major towns and was a very profitable venture. It comprised two branches, one from Paulton and one from Radstock, which converged at Midford and then connected to the K&A at Dundas.



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