Chiseldon Remembers WW1
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, March 19th, at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, off Butts Road.
CHANGE TO THE ADVERTISED PROGRAMME
Paul Williams will talk on ‘The Life and Times of William Hooper (1864-
Hooper was a prominent photographer in Swindon in the early 20th century, and Paul holds his collection of photographs. He will show us some of his wonderful old photographs of Chiseldon and the area.
(This replaces the talk by David Bailey on ‘Chiseldon Camp in World War I’ which he will now give on April 16th.)
Museum Opening Times
The Museum will re-
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.