CHLG has been helping Wessex
Archaeology to investigate further the Cauldron site in Chiseldon.
The project is called 'Celts and Romans in North Wiltshire'. For
We have launched an appeal for funds to have a replica made of one of the thirteen Iron Age cauldrons, which were discovered in 2004 in a field close to Chiseldon and are currently being conserved in The British Museum - they are too fragile and important ever to return to the village. We have some money raised and we have received a generous donation, so we are well on the way to the £1500 we need. We need more! If you can help us with a donation, or would like a copy of the Cauldrons booklet (£2.50), please get in touch via our email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chiseldon Local History Group was founded in 1984 by a group of
people brought together by their interest in the history of this area of
their belief that this history should be recorded for future generations.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each
month with a full
programme of speakers.
We have published a number of
and we run
Museum displaying a wide range of material from the
Bronze Age to the present that is relevant to the area.
Our Next Meeting
The next evening meeting is on Wednesday, June 19th 2013 at 7.15 for a 7.30 pm start at
the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.
'A Walk Around Chiseldon'
This month, CLHG returns to its roots with an historical walk around the village, for members only, led by Sheila Passmore, our local historian with an unparalleled knowledge of Chiseldon and its history. An event not to be missed!
Museum Opening Times
The Museum is open for 2013, with new special exhibitions. Entry is free.
It will be open on the first and third Saturdays of the month, between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm, until October.
New for this year are '100 Years of Scouting in Chiseldon', a display of old photos, plus a display put together by Chiseldon Air Scouts on scouting today.
Also, a fascinating story about Billy Cox, a Chiseldon lad who lost his life in World War II.
We are always very interested in any photos, cuttings, recordings or other memorabilia for these exhibitions.
We copy these memorabilia and return the originals.
The Museum is in The Old Chapel,
Butts Road, Chiseldon, just off the A346, half a mile south of Junction 15
of the M4.
The Church of the Holy Cross, Chiseldon