Chiseldon Remembers World War I
Did your father, grandfather or great grandfather serve at Chiseldon Camp? Is his name on one of the village's War Memorials?
The Army 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 memorials, either for display in our museum or to be retained in our archives. So look out that old box of photos, letters and postcards -
CHLG has had a replica made of one of the seventeen Iron Age cauldrons which were discovered in 2004 in a field close to Chiseldon and are currently being conserved in The British Museum. The replica will be on display in the Chiseldon Museum and available to other organisations on loan.
Our Next Meeting
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 16th, at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, off Butts Road.
David Bailey will talk on ‘Chiseldon Camp in World War I’.
David is a founder and first chairman of CLHG and has written two books on Chiseldon Camp, which was established just south of the village at the outbreak of World War I and was only closed finally in the 1960s. He will follow up this talk in August with a visit to the site of the camp.
Museum Opening Times
The Museum is now open for the summer with new displays about Chiseldon's World War I heroes and The Cauldron. For details, click here.
This year, the Museum will be open every Saturday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Can You Help Us ......
..... identify the people in the photo, taken at a village fête? Please see our Photo Archive.