Welcome to the web site of the Melksham and District Historical Association
The Melksham and District Historical Association was formed in 1962 to preserve and record for posterity the events and buildings in the town of Melksham and the surrounding area.
From September to April the association arranges meetings in the Assembly Hall with guest speakers and slide shows of local interest. May, June and July are reserved for visits to local places of interest and our annual outing, which takes place in July.
The web site provides information about the association and its meetings, events and outings.
Our April meeting was a slide show and presentation by Nick Mc Camley entitled "Underground worlds of Corsham".
This was a very well attended meeting and Nicks knowledge of what went on beneath Corsham during WW2 and the Cold war period held the audience spellbound.
We hope to have Nick back some when in the future for another lecture.
We now have our summer programme of visits starting.
Thursday 19th May :-Evening visit to Trowbridge Town Hall
Leave Church Street car park at 6.15, lifts are available.
Thursday June 16th Evening visit to Radstock Museum
Leave Church Street Car park at 6.15, lifts are available.
Wednesday July 20th Afternoon visit to the American Museum, Claverton.
Leave Church Street car park at 1.15 for assembly at Claverton at 2pm
£8 entrance, plus optional cream Tea £4.60.
Our autumn and winter programme will start on Thursday 15th September with our members evening, showing selections of their slides.
Tony Seagers presentation will be on "Melksham Carnival Queens"
David Webb , "Roadside Furniture of Wiltshire" sounds intriguing !
Peter Maslin, Powerpoint presentation of RAF Melksham.
Some of the early Milk deliveries in and around Melksham.
Three of the well known Dairies were "Boddingtons","Sheates" and the Co op.