Local History and Heritage Events Happening Throughout the County


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June 2018


A Guided Walk Around Nomansland – Stephen Ings Redlynch & District Local History Society  5 June

A Matter of Holes and Ditches: The Archaeology of Great War Training, Larkhill – Martin Brown and Simoon Cleggett The Salisbury Museum  21 June

A Pot of Good Ale: updated –  Ed Garman Salisbury Local History Group  26 June

AGM followed by Members Evening: My favourite family history repository source Malmesbury WFHS  27 June

An Unexpected Link between the Romans and Terry Pratchett – Richard Henry Salisbury Local History Group  5 June

Bath and the Balloon – Stuart Burroughs Atworth History Group  4 June

Bradford’s shops in the 1950s – Stephanie Laslett (discussion group) Bradford on Avon Museum  6 June

Civic Day 2018: Why your Conservation Area Matters Swindon Civic Voice  16 June

Compassion in Crisis: 80 years of the Royal Voluntary Service – Matthew McMurray Wiltshire Museum  6 June

Devizes Castle Garden Tours Wiltshire Museum  12 June

Dirt, Death, Stink and Disease: Victorian Health – Barbara Fuller (plus branch AGM) Salisbury WFHS  20 June

Fonthill Volunteers – Michael Ranson Tisbury History Society  12 June

Heraldry and the College of Arms – Thomas Woodcock Corsham Civic Society  29 June

History of Cricklade – Pam Debenham Swindon WFHS  14 June

History of Policing – Ward Jones Westbury WFHS  28 June

Hulks on the River Severn – Paul Barnett (guided tour) Purton Historical Society  24 June

Know Your Place – Wiltshire’s Online Mapping Resource: tips on navigating and adding to the site – Julie Davis Devizes Library  28 June

Know Your Place – Wiltshire’s Online Mapping Resource: tips on navigating and adding to the site – Julie Davis Melksham Library  7 June

Mills and Manors of Chippenham – Professor Richard Hoyle Chippenham Civic Society  19 June

Salisbury Museum’s Incredible Images – Alan Clarke The Salisbury Museum  7 June

Suburban Salisbury – Hadrian Cook (following AGM) Salisbury Civic Society  6 June

Tale of Three Bridges – Clifton Suspension Trust Wroughton History Group  21 June

The Life & Death of a Country Policeman (following AGM) – Judy Rouse Chippenham/Calne WFHS  12 June

The WRVS in Devizes during WWII – David Dawson Wiltshire Museum  20 June

Three Brothers, Four Wives – William Lang Devizes WFHS  19 June

Votes for Women – Dr Muriel Pilkington Chiseldon Local History Group  20 June

Walk Around Corsham (guided walk) Melksham Historical Association  19 June

Walk: Pewsey Vale and Marden Henge – David Dawson (guided walk)  Wiltshire Museum  16 June

Walk: Women of Malmesbury Althelstan Museum  16 June

Walk: West Kennet Longabrrow – David Dawson  Wiltshire Museum  7 June

Walking Tour: Cricklade & Museum (visit) Swindon WFHS  28 June

Walking Tour: Swindon Railway village – Mike Stone Wiltshire Museum  14 June

William Cobbett, Journeys in Wiltshire & Other Places – Paul Booy Devizes WFHS  5 June

Wiltshire Gate Lodges – James Holden Salisbury Local History Group  12 June

Women of Malmesbury: Celebrating 100 years since (some) women ‘got the vote’ Athelstan Museum  16 June


July 2018


Building Georgian Chippenham – Mike Stone Chippenham Civic Society  17 July

Devizes Castle Garden Tour Wiltshire Museum  31 July

Festival of Archaeology The Salisbury Museum  21-22 July

Heir Hunting, the Real Deal – Kirsty Gray Devizes WFHS  3 July

Ida Gandy: The Life of a Country Parson’s Daughter – John Abbott Salisbury Local History Group  3 July

Marie Marvingt, the Bride of Danger – Peter Donovan Malmesbury WFHS  25 July

Members’ Evening Salisbury WFHS  18 July

Sherbourne Castle Outing Melksham & District Historical Society  19 July

Social Etiquette of Drinking in the Georgian & Regency Periods – Martin Collison Swindon WFHS  26 July

Stories from Lacock Archives – Ally McConnell Chippenham/Calne WFHS  10 July

The Blacksmith’s Craft – John Girvan  Wiltshire Museum  27 July

The Industrial Revolution in Chippenham – Professor Richard Hoyle Corsham Civic Society  27 July

The Rise and Fall of Canals: Pickfords, a Case Study – Ashley Jones Westbury WFHS  26 July

The Roman and Saxon Hoards of Wiltshire – John Clark Chiseldon Local History Group  18 July

The Search for a Village: Writing the History of Kingston Deverill – Julian Wiltshire Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  11 July

The True Story of our Unique Railway Station and its Restoration: Talk to Launch the Footbridge Canopy Project (discussion) – Peter Mann Bradford on Avon Museum  4 July

Walk: Malmesbury – Queen of Hilltop Towns Athelstan Museum  28 July

Walk: Stonehenge Landscape – David Dawson Wiltshire Museum  25 July

Walk: Stourton/Whitesheet Hill – Isobel Geddes Wiltshire Museum  3 July

Whoosetting and other old Pastimes – Julia Hunt Swindon WFHS  12 July