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Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NJ.

'Brown Study - the family who changed Chiseldon'

CLHG founder member Sheila Passmore describes the influence the Brown family had on Chiseldon and the surrounding area.  The Browns were a prominent Chiseldon family in the 19th century and several local landmarks were attributable to them; they lived in Chiseldon Cottage for some time.

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
(The Calley Mile Challenge Cup)
Last month we asked if anybody remembered 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.

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.  He was parish clerk of Chiseldon from 1970-1987.’

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

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.

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.

Annual Study Trip - August
The trip for members this year was to Cricklade, as guests of the Cricklade Historical Society.  We had a very interesting guided tour of the town, a visit to their Museum and a cream tea - all for £5!

And the weather was fine and sunny - a first for this event!  Well done, Alan!

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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