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December 2018


A History of Christmas Trowbridge Museum  13 December

AGM and Party Atworth History Group  3 December

Branch Social Evening Chippenham/Calne WFHS  13 December

Crimble Time Event Wroughton History Group  13 December

Christmas Event (Booking Essential) Devizes WFHS  4 December

Christmas Party (Members’ Evening) Westbury WFHS  13 December

Christmas Social Swindon WFHS  13 December

Christmas Social Evening Purton Historical Society  7 December

Conservation Surgery: Advice from archive and object conservators Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  13 December

Darling Edith, and Others: Rex Whistler in Letters – Jill Fenner and Edward Halsted The Salisbury Museum  7 December

Local History Question Time Bradford on Avon Museum  5 December

Members’ Christmas Party The Swindon Society  12 December

Not all Beer and Skittles: Activities in Alehouses and Inns – Martin Horler Salisbury Local History Group  4 December

Old Fordingbridge – Ian Newman Redlynch and District Local History Society  4 December

Photo Rambles and a Social Evening Salisbury WFHS  19 December

Put Your Best face Forward – Jane Glennie Whiteparish History and Environmental Group  20 December

Return to the Antikythera – Phil Short  Wiltshire Museum  8 December

Seven Short Lives: The Lives of a Lancaster Bomb Crew – Stephen Potter Easton Royal Heritage Group  12 December

Social Evening Malmesbury WFHS  12 December

The Blackmore Brothers and a Mysterious Death – Marion Dutch Historical Association: West Wiltshire Branch  13 December

The Great War in Wiltshire (Conference) Wiltshire Museum 1 December

55 Years Fighting Rust – Ian Dean Mere Historical Society  11 December


January 2019


A Victorian Scandal – Gervase O’Donohoe Atworth History Group  7 January

Can You Remember When?: Not So Old Swindon Photographs – David Bedford Swindon Society  9 January

Chedworth Roman Villa – Dr Nick Humphries  Purton Museum  24 January

Clocks and Watches in the English Country House – Jonathan Betts  Tisbury History Society  8 January

John Aubrey: Antiquarian, Folklorist and Archaeologist – Julie Davis Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  17 January

Members Evening Chippenham/Calne WFHS  8 January

Member’s Evening: to discuss successes and queries and to explore on-line resources Salisbury WFHS  16 January

The Frome Cheese Fair – Philip Cary Mere Historical Society  8 January

The Merchant’s House: A History of the Restoration Project – Clyde Nancarrow & Michael Gray The Marlborough History Society  17 January

The Old Corporation of Malmesbury – Oliver Pike Malmesbury WFHS  23 January

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839-1919 The Salisbury Museum  19 Janaury

Westbury Workhouse – Sally Hendry Westbury WFHS  22 January

Wiltshire Place-names – Martin Whittock Historical Association: West Wilts Branch   17 January

What was New in 2018 – Jerry King Devizes WFHS  15 January

Whoosetting and Other Old Pastimes – Joyce Hampton Swindon WFHS  10 January