Corsham, Wiltshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Corsham, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Corsham

Historic Maps of Corsham and the local area.

This 1904 photo shows both the main line through Box but also the entry to a huge underground military store and factory. When I worked at the MoD in the 1960's I recall that there were 2 lines at one end of the tunnel and 4 at the other. The plans of the extent of the underground works and stores were (...Read full memory)

I moved to Corsham with my mother approx 1947. She became housekeeper to "eventually" my stepfather Jack Giblin. He worked firstly at a big house-Pockeridge ?- as a messenger, subsequently as a stoker in a boiler room at Hawthorn. We lived in a cottage near the house, no electricity, oil lamps and cooking by oil stove, a (...Read full memory)