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Chippenham, Monkton Park Swimming Pool c.1960

Chippenham, Monkton Park Swimming Pool c.1960

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The public were provided with a diving board, dry and wet-side changing cubicles, a children's paddling pool, a first aid room and a staff mess room, which was provided by the Chippenham Amateur Swimming Club.

Memories of Chippenham

Chippenham Grammar School

Chippenham Grammar School in wartime, way up on the Malmesbury Road, was a great place to be, despite inevitable privations. Textbooks were in short supply, exercise books were rationed, and some of the teachers were away in the armed forces, but it was a happy place, with 400 pupils and a splendid Head, Sidney ...Read full memory

A memory of Chippenham by Brian Thomas

Dancing In The Street At The 2010 Chippenham Folk Festival

For many years morris sides have danced in the streets and pub gardens around Chippenham during the annual folk festival. Its a popular venue in any morris dancer's calendar. Whitethorn Morris and their Whitethorn Band made a trip from their home town of Harrow to join in the ...Read full memory

Bussing To The Grammar

I fondly recall my days as a late 1950's pupil at the Grammar School on its hill. A bus service was used to ferry pupils like me from the more distant parts of the county. We had a mixed attendance and the headmaster was still Sidney Farrar. I recall a number of the teachers well... namely Frank Harrison ...Read full memory

Wartime At The Grammar School

I was in the first intake of the newly built Chippenham Grammar School. When we arrived for our first day there were no chairs, as war had just been declared and all transport had been commandeered for the movement of troops. So we spent our day perched uncomfortably on the desks and were then told to go home ...Read full memory

A memory of Chippenham by Joyce Holmes

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