Calne, The Church Of St Mary c.1955

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Caption for Calne, The Church Of St Mary C1955: The Georgian style was dominant in the architecture of many of Calne's buildings, from town houses and hotels to smaller cottages. This photograph illustrates the mixture of the clusters of development and how the buildings originally related to each other.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

Memories of Calne


I walked across this bridge four times every day, on my way to and from school (I used to go home for lunch). Home was Abberd Way, and the school was on the Green. I used to stop there to watch trout, and I can still recall the smell of flour from the mill. The 'pond' was actually the millrace, and a second stream joined the (...Read full memory)

Does anyone still remember the Greenacres Approved School for girls which was on Curzon Street. I believe it is now called Springfields. I was there in the 1960s and loved Calne as it was then. Although not from the area, I have never forgotten the place.

I also remember Greenacres School.My mother was the nurse there,May Wright.We lived opposite the school and during the sixties the girls occasionally babysat for my sister and I.I remember once they found my mothers wedding dress,tried it on and broke the zip!My mum and dad are still in that house and I have very fond memories of Greenacres and the adjoining farm.

I remember walking across this bridge every day on my way to school then on through the church yard and through the green.

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Caption for Calne, The Church Of St Mary C1955: The Georgian style was dominant in the architecture of many of Calne's buildings, from town houses and hotels to smaller cottages. This photograph illustrates the mixture of the clusters of development and how the buildings originally related to each other.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

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