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

Thu 16th April 2020
Wiltshire’s White Horses
Presented by the Director of Devizes Museum David Dawson

Thu 21st May 2020
Level walk round Bradford on Avon
Led by Tony Fivash

Thu 18th June 2020
Visit to Calne Heritage Centre
with optional guided walk Arranged by Sue Boddington

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

 
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Thu 19th March 2020
A Policeman’s Lot
Presented by Keith Hickets
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Thu 20th February 2020
Milling, Rag & Paper Production & Brewing
in the By Brook Valley Presented by Mike Stone
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Thu 16th January 2020
Fire, Flood & Fun
Slides from our collection Presented by Tony Fivash
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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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