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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 Johnson. You can find about familar names like Hungerford, Saxby and Farmer, about the early Chippenham hospitals and charities, schools, and sporting life - and riots and politics and lots more. 

An important review of the original Chippenham historical sources by Graham McKelvie  is also available, invaluable for amateur and professional historians.

These reports, and others, can be found via this link

https://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/counties/wiltshire/work-in-progress/about-volume-xx

Please be sure to cite the authors if you quote this work.