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Chiseldon Museum

The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, will be open every Saturday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm until October. Other times can be arranged for groups.

This year, we feature Daisy the Milkmaid and her butter churn, the opening of the railway in 1881, 10 years of WARP, the stories of the Chiseldon men who died in 1916, and the finding of the Cauldrons.

Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, July 20th at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.

'Swindon and the Motor Trade 1950-1980'

Speaker: Alan Nix.

This is a presentation that describes and illustrates ‘the joys of motoring’, set against the many changes in work and leisure in Swindon and the surrounding towns and villages between 1950 and 1980.

With 150 slides, the cars, the customers, the family business and the buying and selling are all illustrated by Alan Nix in a fascinating way.

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 2016 programme of talks and events, click here.

The Chiseldon Mile
Does anybody remember this sporting event which happened every August on Chiseldon Rec. until the 1950s at least?  The cup awarded to the winner of this keenly-fought race has recently come to light.  If you have any information – memories, photos, press cuttings – please get in touch via the website, email or ‘phone.

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.

Stop Press!
The annual study trip for members this year is to Cricklade on Wednesday, August 3rd (change of date), as guests of the Cricklade Historical Society.  We will have a guided tour of the town, a visit to the Museum and a cream tea - all for £5!

Chiseldon Parish Plan
CLHG Members should know that a number of villagers are working on a new plan that will guide Parish Council priorities over the next few years.

You can take part in this consultation - please click here.

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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