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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

Recent Events

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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“Melksham’s listed buildings” by Gill Cardy - Thu 15th March 2018

Presents at Melksham Assembly Hall

Thursday 15th March 2018
7pm for 7.30 start

A slide presentation and lecture presented by Gill Cardy

The Listed Buildings of Melksham

Gill will bring to our attention some of the listed buildings in Melksham and provide the history of them and their occupants.

Association members have free entry to meetings
Guests £3

Report -


Our meeting on March 17th at Melksham Assembly hall was well attended to hear Gill Cardy give a talk and slide show titled “The listed Buildings of Melksham”.

Gill's excellent photographic skills really enhanced her talk and explaination of some of the old buildings and their history.

Gill explained that the 2 “round houses” in the town were for drying wool when the town was in a major wool producing area. The Town Hall was originally a Cheese Hall, with the Police Station to its right along with the fire station.

Gill explained that the large 4 story houses at the Spa, were built as accommodation when there was an attempt to develop Melksham as a Spa treatment town to rival Bath.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 19th April when Mrs Anne Ewing will present a talk and slide show of the history of Seend.

This should provide some surprising information on the village, for instance, did you know that there was an Iron ore smelting factory on the side of the canal, not far from the old station.

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