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Programme 2017
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Thu 15th June 2017
Tombstone Trail in Melksham Cemetery
Led by Ivan Turtle ( trail booklets will be available)
Assemble in Canon Square 7 pm

Thu 20th July 2017
Afternoon Visit to Lidiard Park, Swindon
Leaving Church Street car park 1.15 for 2 00pm arrival
(Cost for tour of house & church approx. £10)

Thu 21st September 2017
Another evening of Members Memories
Devised & presented by Gill Butler

Thu 19th October 2017
Archaeological Finds in Wiltshire
Ken Merrett Memorial Evening
Presented by Gabrielle Flexer

Thu 16th November 2017
Annual General Meeting
Social Evening with entertainment

Recent Events

Thu 18th May 2017
Afternoon Visit to Steeple Ashton
Followed by refreshments in the village hall (leave Church Street Car Park 1.45 for 2.15 assembly)
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Thu 20th April 2017
The Extraordinary Ladies
of Wiltshire, including Matilda Talbot
Presentation by Claire Skinner from the History Centre
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Thu 16th March 2017
The History of Lydiard House Swindon
Talk by Rita Burstow, a volunteer guide
more details...

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Afternoon visit to Steeple Ashton

Thursday 18th May, our afternoon visit to Steeple Ashton was a great success. Our Guides, showed us round the village and for the brave, up the 135 spiral stairs to the top of the Church Tower, stopping on 3 floors on the way up to see the clock and bells also to have a rest! Afterwards we had tea and cakes in the Village Hall. A very enjoyable afternoon.

Our next visit will be on Thursday 15th June. Assemble in Canon Square at 7pm for the "Tombstone trail". Ivan Turtle will guide us round Melksham Cemetery pointing out some interesting graves of former famous Melksham resident's.

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 (click here for details). 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.