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

Presented by Gabrielle Flexer

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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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.

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