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Programme 2019
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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 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)
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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)
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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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Tombstone Trail in Melksham Cemetery - Thu 15th June 2017
Led by Ivan Turtle ( trail booklets will be available)

Assemble in Canon Square 7 pm


Our next event will be on Thursday June 15th, when Ivan Turtle will guide us round Melksham Cemetery for the
“ Tombstone trail” .

Assemble in Canon Square Melksham at 7pm.
Ivan will talk about some of the famous and perhaps infamous residents of past Melksham who reside in the churchyard.
Trail booklets will be available.
All welcome.

Report -


Our June Evening visit was to Melksham Church and Cemetery, a guided tour of the Cemetery titled “St Michaels Tombstone Trail”.

Ivan Turtle, Tony Fivash and Peter Maslen, guided over 40 members and guests round the Cemetery pointing out some very interesting resting places of past Melksham residents.

Many well-known shop keepers and Business owners of Melksham are interned in the Cemetery. Ivan, Tony and Peter kept us well informed of the business and history of the interned as we went round.

Afterwards we were invited in the church for refreshments. A very enjoyable evening.

Our next visit is to Lydiard Park, Swindon on July 20th. Details of times etc can be obtained from Peter Maslen on 01225 708142.

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