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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
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Thu 16th June 2022
Visit to Calne Heritage Centre
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“Melksham’s listed buildings” by Gill Cardy - Thu 15th March 2018


MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Presents at Melksham Assembly Hall

Thursday 15th March 2018
7pm for 7.30 start


A slide presentation and lecture presented by Gill Cardy

The Listed Buildings of Melksham

Gill will bring to our attention some of the listed buildings in Melksham and provide the history of them and their occupants.



Association members have free entry to meetings
Guests £3


Report -

MELKSHAM AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Our meeting on March 17th at Melksham Assembly hall was well attended to hear Gill Cardy give a talk and slide show titled “The listed Buildings of Melksham”.

Gill's excellent photographic skills really enhanced her talk and explaination of some of the old buildings and their history.

Gill explained that the 2 “round houses” in the town were for drying wool when the town was in a major wool producing area. The Town Hall was originally a Cheese Hall, with the Police Station to its right along with the fire station.

Gill explained that the large 4 story houses at the Spa, were built as accommodation when there was an attempt to develop Melksham as a Spa treatment town to rival Bath.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 19th April when Mrs Anne Ewing will present a talk and slide show of the history of Seend.

This should provide some surprising information on the village, for instance, did you know that there was an Iron ore smelting factory on the side of the canal, not far from the old station.

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