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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

Congratulations! ...
... to Hector Cole on being appointed M.B.E. in the New Year's Honours List.  Hector was the craftsman who made the replica Cauldron which now is exhibited in Chiseldon Museum.  He is an internationally renowned metalworker who specialises in re-creating ancient artefacts using the materials and techniques available at the time.  To visit his website, click here.

Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, February 18th
, at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.

‘Waterloo - The Nearest Run Thing You Ever Saw’

This June sees the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.  The February meeting will hear an account of the battle by Dr Chris Scott, historian and battle tour leader.  Chris is an entertaining speaker whose yearly visit is always eagerly anticipated.

Did Wellington win the battle, or was he saved by the Prussians – or even the mud?

Meetings are free to members, but there is a small charge for visitors.  Why not join us?  Membership is still only £10 a year.  For details of this year’s programme of talks and events, click here.

Museum Opening Times
Chiseldon Museum in the Old Chapel, Butts Road, is now closed until April 2015.  Among our displays, we will be celebrating the lives of those men from Chiseldon who fell in 1915.

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