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Chiseldon Museum

... is now open in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, every Saturday until 31st October from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Admission Free.
New for 2015:
• The Paper Shop - from handcart to Oakley's Spar
• Gas and Trenches - Chiseldon Camp in 1915
• 100 Years of the Women's Institute
• Our Great War Heroes from 1915
• Chiseldon Cauldron in its Iron Age landscape

Chiseldon Remembers WWI

Chiseldon Camp opened in August 1914 and many thousands of men and women were trained, hospitalised or demobilised there. As well as the home nations, ANZACs, South Africans and Canadians were all at the camp.

CLHG would like to collect any stories or pictures relating to the camp or the men listed on the village's War Memorials, either for display in our museum or to be retained in our archives. All original material will be returned to you after digitising.

Talks
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.

Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, September 16th at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.


‘Chalk and Cheese’

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the old expression ‘as different as chalk and cheese’?  Steve Hannath may be able to link it to Wiltshire in his talk to CLHG this month.  His main topic is the relationship between the geology of the county and the landscapes, both natural and cultural, as set out in his book of the same name.

Meetings are free to members, but there is a small charge for visitors.  Why not join us?  Membership is still only £10 a year.

We're now on Facebook and Twitter
You can now get updates on the work of CLHG on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/chiseldonlocalhistorygroup
or on Twitter @ChiseldonLHG

 
 
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