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Programme 2019
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Thu 16th May 2019
A Visit to Chippenham Museum
Chippenham’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, arranged by Claire Selman. (leave Church Street Car Park at 6.15 or meet outside the Museum at 7pm)

Thu 20th June 2019
A Walk Round Seend
Led by Anne Ewing. (leave Church St Car Park at 6.15 or meet at Seend Memorial Hall at 7pm)

Thu 18th July 2019
Outing to Gloucester
Further details to be announced. (Coach to leave King St Car Park at 9 15am)

Thu 19th September 2019
Illustrated Extracts
from the late Peter Brown’s Memories plus "Melksham’s Market Place 1219 – 2019”. Two presentations by the committee

Thu 17th October 2019
Ken Merrett Memorial Evening
“A history of Avoncliff” Presented by Nick MCamley

Thu 21st November 2019
AGM & Social Evening

 
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Thu 18th April 2019
The Great and Not so Good
More stories from Arno’s Vale Cemetery Presented by Alan & Jane Bambury
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Thu 21st March 2019
The Air Transport Auxiliary – unsung heroes of WW2
A return visit by one of our favourite speakers, Bill King
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Thu 21st February 2019
A Step Back in Time Village Tour
An illustrated history of Castle Combe By Carly Batten
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A Walk Through Melksham - Thu 19th January 2017
The Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation, presented by Tony Fivash

Using pictures recently obtained, so not seen before


MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Presents

A WALK THROUGH MELKSHAM IN YEARS GONE BY

(using recently obtained pictures including the first carnival)

Presented by Tony Fivash




Thursday 17th January 2017 - 7:30pm
Melksham Assembly Hall
(Visitors always welcome £3)
Report -

January's presentation was A Walk Through Melksham
The Peter Brown Memorial Slide Presentation, presented by Tony Fivash.

We have always started off the year with a presentation of slides of old Melksham and this year was no exception. The theme was “never before seen.” This came about because we had been able to purchase a quantity of glass plates some months earlier. We had also been given a photograph album belonging to the family of Mr Matthews, one time Station Master of Melksham Station who had lived in Church House in Church Street, a property demolished to make way for the new Post Office. Added to these were various pictures that had been loaned in order that we could make copies.

These made enough to fill an evening and Tony Fivash did a wonderful job of drawing them together to make an interesting and informative evening.

The quality of some of the glass plates was exceptional, also, while private snaps have usually faded there were four of the very first carnival Melksham held in 1910, out of focus but still a worthwhile additions to our collection.

Once again the evening attracted a good attendance with over forty visitors adding to the membership. We will hope that the February talk about the Wiltshire Regiment during the first World War will attract similar numbers.

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