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Chiseldon Parish Plan

CLHG Members should know that a number of villagers are working on a new plan that will guide Parish Council priorities over the next few years.

To take part in this consultation, click here.

Fun Day Quiz
Answers to the quiz are here.  Over 30 people did their best to identify the pictures - only one got them all right!

Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.

'Brown Study - the family who changed Chiseldon'

CLHG founder member Sheila Passmore describes the influence the Brown family had on Chiseldon and the surrounding area.  The Browns were a prominent Chiseldon family in the 19th century and several local landmarks were attributable to them; they lived in Chiseldon Cottage for some time.

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 2016 programme of talks and events, click here.

The Chiseldon Mile (The Calley Mile Challenge Cup)
Last month we asked if anybody remembered this sporting event which happened every August on Chiseldon Rec. until the 1950s at least.  The cup awarded to the winner of this keenly-fought race has recently come to light.

We received the following email from Mrs Joyce Miller: ‘I remember this well, it was the Calley Mile Challenge Cup.  My late husband, Arthur R Miller, won this in 1957 at the age of forty.  I have a silver replica cup.  He was parish clerk of Chiseldon from 1970-1987.’

If anybody else has any more information – memories, photos, press cuttings – please get in touch via the website, email or ‘phone.

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, will be open every Saturday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm until October. Other times can be arranged for groups.

This year, we feature:
  • Daisy the Milkmaid and her butter churn
  • the opening of the railway in 1881
  • 10 years of WARP
  • the stories of the Chiseldon men who died in 1916
  • the finding of the Cauldrons

Please let us know if you have any objects or photos relating to the history of the parish which we could add to our collections.

Stop Press!
The annual study trip for members this year is to Cricklade on Wednesday, August 3rd (change of date), as guests of the Cricklade Historical Society.  We will have a guided tour of the town, a visit to the Museum and a cream tea - all for £5!

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.

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