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Programme 2022
60th Anniversary Year


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Thu 20th October 2022
Changing Times
The impact of total war on Wiltshire 1939 – 1955
Presented by Local Studies Librarian Julie Davis

Thu 17th November 2022
AGM & Social Evening

 
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Thu 15th September 2022
Looking back at Melksham in the 1950s
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Thu 21st July 2022
Coach to Bristol
with option of visit to Brunel Centre & SS Gt Britain or a four hour boat trip to the Suspension Bridge (picnic lunch needed) Departure 8 30 am King Street Car Park
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Thu 16th June 2022
Visit to Calne Heritage Centre
with optional guided walk 2 pm Arranged by Sue Boddington
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Another evening of Members Memories - Thu 21st September 2017
Devised & presented by Gill Butler


MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Presents at Melksham Assembly Hall

Thursday September 21st
7pm for 7.30 start
Members Free, Guests £3

An evening of members memories.
Devised and presented by Gill Butler

Gill has collected together memories of past times in Melksham from association members with recollections of life and times in Melksham over the years.


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MELKSHAM & DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Our September meeting was titled “An evening of members memories”

Gill Butler gave a very interesting presentation of members memories of their early life in and around Melksham, accompanied by a slide presentation.

Over 100 members and guests attended. Listening to Gill read out each of the members prepared memories accompanied by photographs of their child hood and various old buildings and shops that have long gone from the town, made everyone realize how the town has changed over the years.
The one shop that was mention most was “Wests bakery”, where Mr West made the best lardy cakes in the town, if not in Wiltshire!




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