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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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Archaeological Finds in Wiltshire - Thu 19th October 2017
Ken Merrett Memorial Evening

Presented by Gabrielle Flexer


MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Presents at Melksham Assembly Hall

On Thursday 19th October.
7pm for 7.30 start.
Members free, Guests £3

The Ken Merrett Memorial Evening
“Archaeological Finds in Wiltshire”
Presented by Gabrielle Flexer.

Gabrielle is a conservator with Wiltshire Council conservation and museum advisory council.

Gabrielle has the highly technical job of identifying, cleaning and preserving artifacts that have been uncovered in this archaeologically rich county of ours



Gabrielle Flexer working on some artifacts
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MELKSHAM & DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Our October meeting at Melksham Assembly hall was presented by Gabrielle Flexer. Gabrielle is a conservator with Wiltshire Council, conservation and museum advisory council.

Gabrielle gave a very interesting evening slide presentation of her work on some of the archaeological finds in Wiltshire, how they were cleaned and preserved, explaining some of the modern high tech methods of cleaning, examining with x-rays and conserving for the future.

Gabrielle has the task of cleaning and identifying the 1,266 Roman coins that were unearthed in Malmesbury recently, dated from about 300 AD.

Afterwards, Gabrielle answered questions from the 45 members and guests, before refreshments were served.

The association's AGM will be held on Thursday 16th November.
Tickets are available priced £5 from Viv Dwyer on 01225 704027.
To include a Buffet supper. Entertainment by Pete Butler.
http://petebutler.org/index.html.




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