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Our Next Meeting

... is on Wednesday, October 18th in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon at 7.30pm.

This will be our (short!) Annual General Meeting, when we report on the year, the committee is elected and membership fees of £10 are due.  If you would like to be on the committee, please contact us for information. Following the AGM, our talk is:

'My Year as Mayor'

Speaker: Eric Shaw

Following his year as Mayor of Swindon, Eric - who lives in Chiseldon - looks back and shares with us his memories of that year.

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.

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.

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 28th, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Admission is free.

Supported by Chiseldon Parish Council
Copyright CLHG 2017
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