... is on Wednesday, July 18th at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.
John Clark will be giving a talk on ‘The Roman and Saxon Hoards of Wiltshire’.
John’s talk will cover the discovery of two most significant hoards which have been found in Wiltshire – both within ten miles of Chiseldon. The first is a hoard of Roman coins worth many thousands of pounds; the second is the discovery of a Saxon warrior who was buried with all his weapons and treasures – items that would be needed in the afterlife.
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.
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.)
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.
New Timeline in the Museum
Not content with producing a new Interpretation Board, we have also designed a new Timeline for the Museum - 5000 Years of Village History!
After careful installation by a master craftsman, the Timeline was ready to be viewed on 23rd June - the Church Fête.
Chiseldon Station Interpretation Board
The board has now been installed near Oakleys Spar.
There was a ‘grand unveiling’, on June 16th by Eric Shaw, retiring Councillor for Chiseldon and former Mayor of Swindon, attended by a number of villagers.
The board was made possible by grants from Chiseldon Parish Council and the Calley Memorial Hall Fund.
Talk & Tours -
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!