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Cheese Making in Wiltshire – With Tasting Session!

Wiltshire is known as the county of Chalk and Cheese, and is well-known for its cheese and dairy industries. We are celebrating Local History Month this year with local cheese maker Ceri Cryer who has revived the traditional Wiltshire Loaf, a semi-hard cheese popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, which she makes at the ...more

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Take a Walk to Remember for Alzheimer’s Support

Pull on your walking boots and join your local community in a sponsored challenge to help people with dementia get the support they need. After the success of last year’s Walk to Remember Alzheimer’s Support is again holding its annual fundraiser in the countryside in and around Warminster on May 16th. All ages are ...more

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History is Here: Barford St Martin

Get the most from your library with this study session focusing on the village of Barford St Martin, looking at local history sources held online and in Wilton Library. Great for beginners. £4, booking advisable on 01249 705500 or archives@wiltshire.gov.uk more

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Plagues and Pestilence: Edward Jenner and the Smallpox V...

“The smallpox has gone out of late, perhaps it may be followed by the great”, so wrote Byron in the early 19th century. The great pox, syphilis, has sadly not followed the disappearance of smallpox, but smallpox has been virtually eliminated. This lecture by Dr Tim Mason (University of Portsmouth) follows the history ...more

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Where to go on Holiday: Seaside Resorts from the Middle ...

Allan Brodie, a historian working for Historic England, looks at a range of ideas for holidays for a Wiltshire resident from the Middle Ages to the present day. Options include going on a pilgrimage, visiting a spa and spending time on the beach, and there has always been an opportunity to visit a big city or ramble through ...more

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A Beginner’s Guide to Family History

Most people starting out in family history tend to begin online. This could mean asking questions of relatives on social media, or by signing up to one of the family history sites like Ancestry.com. There’s a huge amount of material available online, from census records to wills to parish registers, but what does it all ...more

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