The annual study trip for members this year is to Malmesbury on Wednesday, August 22nd, as guests of the Malmesbury Civic Trust. We will have a guided tour of the town which should last about an hour or hour and a quarter. We meet at 2 pm outside the Museum, which is in the main square.
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!
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!