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Calling All Jubilee Attendees

Calling All Jubilee Attendees 800 600 Admin

We will be publishing photos taken around the village at the recent Jubilee events. If you or any of your family or friends, would prefer not to have photos of…

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Temporary Road Closure – Highworth Road – 20-23 June

Temporary Road Closure – Highworth Road – 20-23 June 800 706 Admin

Telecom works will be taking place on Highworth Road outside the allotments between Supermarine Road and Quarrybrook Close. Traffic will be diverted via A419, A361 Highworth Road, Supermarine Road. It…

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Issue 39: May 2022 Community News

Issue 39: May 2022 Community News

Issue 39: May 2022 Community News 800 600 Admin

This year is gathering pace with the summer months in sight and many events in calendars and diaries, most notably for the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Community spirit…

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Overnight Lane Closures – Gablecross Roundabout (Sainsbury’s)

Overnight Lane Closures – Gablecross Roundabout (Sainsbury’s) 800 706 Admin

The closures will be taking place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 29th April from 7pm to 6am. The contractor, Dyer and Butler, will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing and road…

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Early 19th century to early 20th century

Early 19th century to early 20th century 150 150 Admin

The Bell Family Estate. The 1840 Tithe Map and Apportionments List which can be viewed at the Wilts and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham names all landowners and tenants and…

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AD 410 to 1066

AD 410 to 1066 150 150 Admin

The Roman Empire in Europe came under attack and the Romans left Britain in the Fifth Century. The Britons who remained were over time raided by Saxons from Germany who…

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Early 18th century to early 19th century

Early 18th century to early 19th century 150 150 Admin

A flint from a flintlock gun, found in a field to the north of the village centre. Dated to approximately 1740 +/- 80 years.   The Southby Family and North…

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2,300 BC to 700 BC

2,300 BC to 700 BC 150 150 Admin

Hunter-gatherers smelted bronze for tools and formed farming settlements. https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk shows finds around South Marston as people settled in the fertile River valleys below the Ridgeway. There is a possible…

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The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century 150 150 Admin

World Wars, Spitfires and the demolition of the Manor. The Census population figures are: 1911 – 387 1921 – 363 1931 – 396 1951 – 374 1961 – 540 1971…

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11th century to 15th century

11th century to 15th century 150 150 Admin

The Wiltshire Archaeological Society’s “The Rolls of Highworth Hundred 1275-1287” and “Accounts And Surveys of the Wiltshire Lands of Adam de Stratton” and the Wiltshire Record Society’s “Court Rolls of…

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