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Chippenham history has a new home

Thank you for visiting this site. You can now find information about the Chippenham history project on :                               Wiltshire Victoria County History… Read More

New Chippenham Insights

The first steps to a fresh history of Chippenham are now available online. Dr John Chandler has produced a draft of the VCH publication on the Town's Landscape, Settlement and Buildings. You can access it on the national Victoria… Read More

Louise Ryland-Epton PhD

We are delighted to report that one of our key researchers, Louise Ryland-Epton has been awarded her doctorate by the Open University. Louise is working on the Bremhill project, which will produce the VCH chapter on Bremhill Parish -… Read More

Riots and wage increases

In the 1830s there was consierable discontent amongst agricultural workers in Wiltshire. Louise Ryland-Epton has written about the part played by the vicar of Bremhill, Rev. Bowles, in raising Wiltshire wages and helping to defuse the situation. her short… Read More

More support for the Bremhill project

The Calne Area Board has generously given a further boost to the project to research and write up the history of the Bremhill Parish. It has awarded £5000 for an interactive web site dedicated to the project, with the… Read More

The Bremhill history project

Wiltshire VCH has established an exciting and innovative partnership  with the Bremhill Parish History Group. Together we will produce a new, research based history of the Parish and its villages and the Bremhill chapter for the Chippenham area VCH… Read More

New Chippenham research published

Two new reports with fascinating details of Chippenham's past are now available (pre formal publication) on the VCH London web site - an introduction to the town's history by John Chandler and a chapter on Chippenham's social history by Rosalind… Read More
Wavin presents cheque to VCH

Wavin's donation

One of Chippenham's major employers, Wavin, has  kindly donated £1000 to the Wiltshire VCH Trust, towards the cost  of research on the economic history of the town. The presentation took place at Wavin's site on Parsonage Way, on 26 April 2017.  Wavin… Read More