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: email@example.com
Buy Part 1 and Part 2 (about WW2) at a special price of £12.
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, September 17th, at 7.30 pm in The Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon.
Speaker: John Price, chair of the Richard Jefferies Society.
Museum Opening Times
The Museum is open for the summer with new displays about Chiseldon's World War I heroes and The Cauldron. For details, click here.
The Museum will be open every Saturday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Can You Help Us ......
..... identify the people in the photo, taken at a village fête? Please see our Photo Archive.