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Programme 2022
60th Anniversary Year


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Thu 17th November 2022
AGM & Social Evening

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Thu 20th October 2022
Changing Times
The impact of total war on Wiltshire 1939 – 1955
Presented by Local Studies Librarian Julie Davis
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Thu 15th September 2022
Looking back at Melksham in the 1950s
Presented by a member of the committee
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The Somerset Coal Canal – Past & Present - Thu 16th April 2015
An illustrated presentation by Derrick Hunt

The Somersetshire Coal Canal was built to carry coal from the Paulton and Radstock coal fields to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Although the coal was relatively plentiful and there were markets for it across the South of England, sales had been small and prices high because the roads of the area were exceptionally poor.
The SCC was built to connect the mines with the major towns and was a very profitable venture. It comprised two branches, one from Paulton and one from Radstock, which converged at Midford and then connected to the K&A at Dundas.



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