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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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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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