Local History and Heritage Events Happening Throughout the County

Visitors Welcome

August 2017


Beating the Bounds Easton Royal Heritage Group  28 August

Bits & Bytes of Family History: Discussion – how computer software and recording systems can help aid research Malmesbury WFHS  23 August

Carnival Walk: The Malmesbury ‘Steeple Chase’ – a history of churches and chapels Athelstan Museum  19 August

East Knoyle and Windmill Hill: Guided walk – Isobel Geddes Wiltshire Museum  19 August

Tewkesbury Trip with guided tour Trowbridge Civic Society  23 August

The Penruddock Royalist Uprising – Ruth Butler Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  29 August

West Kennet Long Barrow: Guided walk – David Dawson Wiltshire Museum  24 August


September 2017

All you Ever Wanted to Know about Parish Registers – Robert Jago Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  13 September

A Medieval Guide to sex – Dr Gillian Kenny Wiltshire Museum 23 September

Blue Plaque Unveiling to Agnes Bottenham – Phil Harding Salisbury Civic Society  7 September

Bricks Engines and a Hare ran down the Street – Peter Donovan Malmesbury WFHS  27 September

Brunel and the SS Great Britain Chippenham Civic Society  19 September

Census Records and Local History – Ward Jones Westbury WFHS  28 September

Chippenham’s Lost Buildings – Alan Fuller Chippenham Heritage Museum  6 September

Cipher to Cyber: A tale of codes and conspiracies – William Egerton  The Merchant’s House, Marlborough  15 September

Conservation of Historic Buildings – Andrew Minting Dinton Historical Society  21 September

Conservation Roadshow: tips of the trade and discover what goes on in Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre labs Wiltshire Conservation & Museums Advisory Service  14 September

Education in Corsham – Negley Harte & Michael Rumsey Corsham Civic Society  22 September

Eleanor of Provence – Janet Reedman Bourne Valley Historical Society  21 September

From Rome to the Royal Crescent – Amy Frost Salisbury Local History Group  12 September

History Revealed – Bremhill: How to research the origins of a village – Julie Davis  Calne Library 6 September

Know Your Place: maps for local history – Claire Skinner Salisbury Local History Group 26 September

Lieutenant Commander Carr, The Loss of Titanic & a Wiltshire Family Myths and Mysteries Wroughton History Group  21 September

Max Gill: Letterer, Mural Painter and Graphic Designer – Caroline Walker Tisbury History Society  12 September

Members’ Evening Salisbury WFHS 20 September

Members’ Memories  – Gill Butler Melksham Historical Association  21 September

Old Highworth in Photos & Words (follownig AGM) – Anne Marie Murphy and Chris Suter Highworth Historical Society  25 September

Our Caring Society – Glenys Bettley Swindon WFHS  28 September

Post Boxes and the Royal Mail – John Fell Purton Museum  28 September

Queen of Hilltop Towns: guided walk Athelstan Museum  13 and 23 September

Ration Book Fashion – Val Threfall Swindon WFHS  14 September

Salisbury Plain at War: Museum tour plus guided walk – Richard Broadhead Wiltshire Museum  15 September

Salisbury’s Historic Pubs and Inns (Heritage Open Days) Salisbury Civic Society 7-10 September

South Wiltshire in Domesday – Isobel Buckingham Warminster History Society  11 September

Stonehenge Landscape: Walking the dead guided tour – David Dawson Wiltshire Museum  30 September

The History of Bratton’s Built Heritage – Mike Manson Bratton History Association  17 September

The History of a Victorian Villa – Russel Coates Museum Redlynch & District Local History Society  5 September

The Underground World of Corsham – Nick McCamley Chippenham WFHS  12 September

The Wiltshire Countryside 100 Years ago – John Byrom The Marlborough History Society  21 September

The Work of the Museum Research Group (Discussion) – Roy Canham Bradford on Avon Museum  6 September

Wagon Production to Car Repairs – Mike Stone Devizes WFHS  5 September

With Whom did your Ancestors Meet? – Colin Chapman Devizes WFHS  19 September

Yanks in the Kennet Valley – Neil Stevens Chiseldon Local History Group  20 September