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Our Next Meeting

... is on Wednesday, February 15th.

From War to Wildlife – a remembrance of Blakehill Farm’.

Speaker: Vince Povey

Vince is wildlife warden and historian for the former RAF station at Blakehill Farm, Cricklade.  He explains his fateful link with the former airfield, whilst bringing to life its fascinating World War 2 and Cold War history, along with its ongoing legacy as a wildlife reserve.

Meetings start at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.

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.

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is now closed for the winter.  It will re-open in April with new displays to supplement the permanent exhibition.  Watch this space!

Please let us know if you have any objects or photos relating to the history of the parish which we could add to our collections.

The Chiseldon Mile
(The Calley Mile Challenge Cup)
We are asking if anybody remembers this sporting event which happened every August on Chiseldon Rec. until the 1950s at least.  The cup awarded to the winner has recently come to light.

We received the following email from Mrs Joyce Miller: ‘I remember this well, it was the Calley Mile Challenge Cup.  My late husband, Arthur R Miller, won this in 1957 at the age of forty.  I have a silver replica cup.’

If anybody else has any more information – memories, photos, press cuttings – please get in touch via the website, email or ‘phone.

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.

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