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Chiseldon Museum
... is now open in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, every Saturday until 31st October from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Admission Free.

New for 2015
• The Paper Shop - from handcart to Oakley's Spar
• Gas and Trenches - Chiseldon Camp in 1915
• 100 Years of the Women's Institute
• Our Great War Heroes from 1915
• Chiseldon Cauldron in its Iron Age landscape

Chiseldon Remembers WWI
Chiseldon 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 village's War Memorials, either for display in our museum or to be retained in our archives.  All original material will be returned to you after digitising.

We're now on Facebook and Twitter
You can now get updates on the work of CLHG on Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/chiseldonlocalhistorygroup
or on Twitter @ChiseldonLHG

Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, June 17th, at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.

“Farming: the Neolithic Revolution” - a talk by Bob Clarke.

In the Stone Age our ancestors gave up their nomadic, hunter-gathering existence and became settled farmers.  This was either the start of civilisation – or possibly the biggest mistake homo sapiens ever made!

Bob is an archaeologist and author of several books about ancient Wiltshire, including Prehistoric Wiltshire: An Illustrated Guide.  He is President of the Royal Wootton Bassett Historical Society and has recently led the Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group.

Meetings are free to members, but there is a small charge for visitors.  Why not join us?  Membership is still only £10 a year.

 
 
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