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 first evening meeting of 2014 will be on Wednesday, January 15th, at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, off Butts Road.
John Winterburn will be talking about ‘The Shetland Bus – SOE Operations in Norway in World War II’.
John is a member of CLHG and a professional archaeologist.
..... identify the people in the photo, taken at a village fête? Please see our Photo Archive.
Museum Opening Times
The Museum is now closed for the winter. It will re-