... is on Wednesday July 19th, starting at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.
‘The Cravens and Ashdown House’
Speaker: John Farrow
Ashdown House near Lambourn, Berkshire, is a unique 17th century hunting lodge built for the Queen of Bohemia by the Earl of Craven. John will reveal in his talk the intriguing history of both the Cravens and the hunting lodge itself.
Meetings are free to members, but there is a £3.00 charge for visitors. Why not join us? Membership is still only £10 a year. For details of the 2017 programme of talks and events, click here.
We are holding an event on Saturday, July 22nd from 6.00pm to 8.00pm to raise money for an information board telling the history of the village centre. It will be sited near Oakleys Spar, where the old station used to be. Tickets are £8.00, to include a ploughman's supper. To reserve tickets, click here.
Talk & Tour of Chiseldon Camp
Chiseldon Camp was built in 1914 and closed in 1961. It trained thousands of British, American and Commonwealth troops in both World Wars. David Bailey, author of two books on the camp, is giving a talk and tour of the site on Wednesday, August 9th at 7.00 pm. Places are limited, so booking is essential. To reserve places, click here.
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is open, with new displays to supplement the permanent exhibition: The Ridgeway Theatre Company 1998-2012; and details of Chiseldon men who died in The Great War in 1917 – Frederick Bailey, William Gullis and V J (Jack) Horton.
The Museum is open every Saturday until October, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Admission is free.
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.