... is on Wednesday, June 20th at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.
Dr Muriel Pilkington will be giving a talk on ‘Votes for Women’.
Although the Suffragettes played a crucial role between 1903 and 1914 in bringing the injustice of the lack of female voting rights to the fore, the story of how and why women were eventually able to vote (some in 1918 and all in 1928) involved over 50 years of campaigning by a large number of remarkable ladies.
This talk looks at the other inequalities in the mid-19th century about which the campaigners felt as strongly (if not more so) and which had to be dealt with first.
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 Station Interpretation Board
The board telling the story of the site of Chiseldon Station and the surrounding area has now been received and will shortly be installed near Oakleys Spar.
There will be a ‘grand unveiling ceremony’, on Saturday June 16th at 12.00 pmconducted by Eric Shaw, retiring Councillor for Chiseldon and former Mayor of Swindon, to which everyone is invited.
Details will also be on the Chiseldon Community Facebook page.
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.
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.)