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Our Next Meeting

... is on Wednesday, May 16th at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.

The Radcot River Crossing – The Oldest Thames Bridge’ -
a talk by Martin Way.

Martin will describe and illustrate the history and archaeology of the Radcot river crossing on the Thames between Faringdon and Bampton in Oxfordshire.  Disputed and fought over – port and bridging point.  Still many questions!

Meetings are free to members, but there is a £3.00 charge for visitors.  Why not join us?  Membership is still only £10 a year. For details of the 2017-18 programme of talks and events, click here.

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

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is now open for the summer with new exhibitions, including details of Chiseldon men who died in The Great War in 1918.  It will be open every Saturday between 2 pm and 4 pm.  Details here.  (Picture of Chiseldon School Class 6 visit.)

Talk & Tour - '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!  This tour will be available at the Church Fête on Saturday, June 23rd.  To pre-book a tour on that day, click here.

Talk & Tour - '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 next tour is on Wednesday, June 27th - to join the tour, click here.

Chiseldon Station Interpretation Board
The board telling the story of the site of Chiseldon Station will be installed soon, near Oakleys Spar. There will be a ‘grand unveiling ceremony’, to which everyone is invited.  Details will be on this website and the Chiseldon Community Facebook page!

Photo Archive
The username and password for the photo archive have changed.  Members can download a Terms of Use form here. When we receive your completed form, we will give you the new login details.
Supported by Chiseldon Parish Council
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