The History Group meets about six times a year, normally on a Thursday evening in the church. All are welcome.
Led by Bruce Fox, this is a thriving group, which explores the history of the local and surrounding areas. Over the last decade or so, the group has studied the social history of the parish and its wider geographical context in North Wiltshire.
Membership is currently £10 per annum and we welcome members from outside of this parish as well !
Areas of study have included the archaeology of the area (focusing particularly on the area around the church), ownership of the large estates in the area, farming and food production, vernacular architecture, the horseracing world and even puppets!
The group has amassed a large amount of historically important material (photographs, maps, documents etc) which constitute a valuable resource for the village.
To find out more about the history group visit their website by clicking here.
Further to Nick Baxter’s fascinating tour through Marlborough (for those not there, we had 25 in the party!) I thought you might be interested in his entries on the Marlborough History Society’s website: http://marlboroughhistorysociety.co.uk/NN.htm . They provide some interesting background history and the site in general is worth trawling around.