Mike Stone

Mike Stone

Trustee Mike Stone, author, lecturer, curator and archaeologist has spent 40 years working in archaeology, heritage, museums and as a visiting lecturer at Bristol, Bournemouth and Bath Universities for adult education programmes.

After graduating from the University of London, Institute of Archaeology, where he specialised in the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, carried out excavations in Italy, South of France, London and the West Country, and has worked in museums in London, Burton-on-Trent and Wiltshire. From 2000 to 2010 he was Curator/Manager of the Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre and was a successful lead in obtaining a Heritage Lottery grant of behalf of Chippenham Town Council.

He has written and published six books on the history of Chippenham and, along with other editors, has published a history of Chippenham and an important industrial history of Westinghouse, Brake & Signal Company.

Since retiring he is currently Chair of the Industrial Archaeological committee for Wiltshire and is actively involved with the Chippenham Civic Society, producing both their programmes and carrying out lecture programmes.