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Our Next Meeting

... is on Wednesday, September 20th in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon at 7.30pm.

'Yanks in the Kennet Valley'

Speaker: Neil Stevens

Neil is a local historian who will give an account of the ‘friendly invasion’ of the Marlborough area by the US Army during the Second World War, and the impact of that ‘invasion’ on the local people.

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 programme of talks and events, click here.

Visit to Wantage
The group's annual study visit, this year to Wantage, was on August 16th.  Alan again defied his reputation as a rain god with fine weather and Trevor showed us details of this  historic town, famous for King Alfred and John Betjeman.  Thanks to both for their organisation, and to the Vale and Downland Museum for their interesting displays and great cream teas.

Talk & Tour of 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.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list for the next one, click here.

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is open, with new displays to supplement the permanent exhibition: The Ridgeway Theatre Company 1998-2012; and details of Chiseldon men who died in The Great War in 1917 – Frederick Bailey, William Gullis and V J (Jack) Horton.

The Museum is open every Saturday until October, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Admission is free.

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.

Supported by Chiseldon Parish Council
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