Chiseldon Remembers World War I
Did your father, grandfather or great grandfather serve at Chiseldon Camp? Is his name on one of the village's War Memorials?
The Army 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 memorials, either for display in our museum or to be retained in our archives. So look out that old box of photos, letters and postcards -
The Story of Chiseldon Camp, Part 1. David Bailey’s book about the camp in WW1 is once again in print. Copies are on sale at £6.95 in the Museum and at CLHG meetings. Or contact Alan Morton on 01793 740407; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy Part 1 and Part 2 (about WW2) at a special price of £12.
We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lynn Bishop on the 1st September.
We send Bill our sincere condolences.
CHLG has had a replica made of one of the seventeen Iron Age cauldrons which were discovered in 2004 in a field close to Chiseldon and are currently being conserved in The British Museum. The replica will be on display in the Chiseldon Museum and available to other organisations on loan.
Our Next Meeting
Wednesday, November 19th, at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.
'Lost Hill Figures of Wanborough'
Bryn Walters, the well-
Museum Opening Times
October offers the last chance to visit Chiseldon Museum in the Old Chapel, Butts Road, until April next year.
Among our displays, and to tie in with the centenary of the start of The Great War, we are celebrating the lives of those men from Chiseldon who fell in 1914. Next year it will be those who fell in 1915. For details, click here.
The Museum is open every Saturday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Last day for opening will be October 25th.
Can You Help Us ......
..... identify the people in the photo, taken at a village fête? Please see our Photo Archive.