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Chiseldon Local History Group
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Our Next Meeting
... is on Wednesday, November 17th at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ. It will feature a talk by Charles Baxter on ‘The Wilton Windmill and Château Guédelon’.

Wilton Windmill is a Grade 2-listed working windmill on the southern edge of Savernake Forest. The talk will include a history of windmills, and Wilton in particular – its restoration, how it works and the life of a miller in its early years.

Guédelon is a brand-new castle in France, being built using only 13th century methods. It attracts 300,000 visitors each year and is a most extraordinary project of archaeological reconstruction.

Annual Membership
... is now due for the new year 2018 - 2019.  All members are asked to fill in a Membership Form.  It can be downloaded here (.pdf).


Please bring your completed form to a meeting, together with your annual subscription of £10 (cheques to Chiseldon Local History Group) or post/deliver them to:
The Membership Secretary, CLHG, 27 Home Close, Chiseldon, Swindon SN4 0ND.


Talks
We can offer talks to interested groups on the village and its history, and on Chiseldon Camp. Please get in touch via the website, email or phone for more details.

Photo Archive
To access the photo archive, members must have a username and password.  You can download a Terms of Use form here. When we receive your completed form, we will give you the login details.

Milestone Mystery
A Chiseldon resident has brought this to our attention - we certainly didn't know it was there. It’s a milestone on Marlborough Road near Badbury crossroads and would have read "Swindon 4 Marlborough 7". You can just make out the "W".
The road from Swindon was turnpiked in the 18th century and there were stones literally every mile. There should be others in the Parish – does anyone know of any still around?
This milestone is numbered WI MLSN07 on the www.milestonesociety.co.uk website. 05 is located near 3 Mile Clump, but 06 seems to have vanished.

Programme 2018 - 19
The programme of talks and events for the coming year has been published and is available here.

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is now closed until April 2019, when it will re-open with new exhibitions. Details here.

Chiseldon Station Information Board
The Information Board has now been installed near Oakleys Spar, after a ‘grand unveiling’, on June 16th by Eric Shaw, attended by a number of villagers.  It was made possible by grants from Chiseldon Parish Council and the Calley Memorial Hall Fund.

Talk & Tours
'Chiseldon Camp'
Chiseldon Camp trained thousands of British, American and Commonwealth troops in both World Wars.  David Bailey, author of two books on the camp, gives an occasional talk and tour of the site.
'The People in the Church'
Indiscretions, a duel, violence, dodgy dealing, royalty, tragic deaths, gallantry - all these in the stories behind some of the family monuments in Holy Cross Church!

The next Talk and Tour will be published here.
Supported by Chiseldon Parish Council
© Chiseldon LHG 2018
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