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Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, November 16th at 7.30 pm in the The Memorial Hall, Draycott Road, Chiseldon SN4 0LT. (Please note change of venue).

‘Life in the Trenches’

Steve Williams is a storyteller who recounts a soldier’s life in the trenches in World War I, in which a section of recreated trench serves as a backdrop to the day-to-day life and death of the Average Tommy.

Steve’s re-construction of a trench needs a good deal of space, so this special talk will take place in The Memorial Hall instead of the usual venue.

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.

Next Year's Programme

The programme of speakers and events for 2016 - 2017 is now available on the website - click here.

Chiseldon Museum
This is the last month that The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road will be open - every Saturday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  We also welcome groups who may wish to visit at other times.

The Museum is dog- (and child-) friendly – pop in on your walkies round the village!

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.

The Chiseldon Mile
(The Calley Mile Challenge Cup)
We are asking if anybody remembers this sporting event which happened every August on Chiseldon Rec. until the 1950s at least.  The cup awarded to the winner 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.’

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

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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