It’s been 40 years since the group was established and over the years they have been involved in many different activities, from helping on archaeological digs and surveying lost village sites as well as publishing ten books to date.
The group has been working on research and a display around the Wroughton VC and war memorial. A permanent memorial to William Gosling VC has been unveiled as part of the refurbished War Memorial.
Today they continue research into old local newspapers and have been transcribing the census returns, trade directories, and records of births, deaths and marriages for the village so that these details will be easily available for future research.
A regular programme of events and meeting is held throughout the year. Meetings are held in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Devizes Road, Wroughton from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Open evenings are for everyone to get together over tea/coffee and chat about events – members often bring items of interest, such as old photographs, for a group discussion. All are welcome to join meetings at any time – the first visit is free and then non-members are charged £2 per visitor payable on the night.
If you would like to join the Wroughton History Group just turn up at one their meetings – see the group’s website for further details.