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We are supported by Chiseldon Parish Council who provide the venue for our museum.

Chiseldon Local History Group

Chiseldon Local History Group was formed to record and preserve objects and information related to the Parish of Chiseldon and where possible to make this
available to the public either through publications or in our museum.

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Replica Chiseldon cauldron

Finding the cauldrons

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As it might have looked

April Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, 17 April 2024 in Holy Cross Church Hall, Butts Rd, SN4 0NN

at 7.30pm. Our original speaker, David Head, has had to cancel his talk on 'The History of Fabergé'.

We will instead hear a presentation by Geoff King on

'William Stanier – Swindon’s greatest railway engineer'. 

William Stanier was born and grew up in Swindon before joining the GWR railway works in the workshops and then progressing to the drawing office. He was later headhunted by the

London Midland and Scottish Railway to become their Chief Mechanical Engineer.

He designed many successful steam locomotives, including the 'Coronation' 4-6-2 that set a new speed record of 114 mph in 1937, broken the following year by the 'Mallard'. He became only the third locomotive engineer to be knighted when he received his honour in 1943.

The picture shows the Coronation Class engine.

The Museum is now open every  Saturday, from 2pm until 4pm
until the end of September 2024

If you enjoy history, particularly local history, why not join Chiseldon Local History Group! Come and join one of our meetings in Holy Cross Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month (except for August and December).
Annual membership is £20. If you are a visitor, there is a charge of £5 per meeting.

For our programme of speakers, please see Programme page.

For a list of books and pamphlets for sale please see our Publications page.

During the months of April to September you can visit our museum in the
Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN,
which is open on Saturday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm.
Entry is free of charge and the building is wheelchair accessible.


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