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Tue 11th June 2024
Town Walk led by Paul Carter
Meet at Rachel Fowler Centre at 7pm

Thu 18th July 2024
Proposed Coach to Tiverton with Horse Drawn Barge Trip
Limited to 50, so Members have priority. Please book your tickets from February

Thu 26th September 2024
An evening remembering The Avon Rubber Company in Melksham
(note 4th Thursday)

Thu 17th October 2024
Atworth – The Romans to the 3rd Millennium
Presented by Gervase O’Donohoe

Thu 21st November 2024
AGM & Social Evening

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


MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
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 -

MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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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