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From Saxon Town to Present Day Cricklade

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Cricklade Historical Society was formed in 1947 to advance the knowledge of the local history of the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wiltshire including in particular Latton, Down Ampney, Marston Meysey, Kempsford, Ashton Keynes, Castle Eaton, Water Eaton, Eisey, Widhill and Leigh by promoting research into the local history and topography, publishing the results of such research and other papers relating to local history, arranging public exhibitions, meetings and lectures, and maintaining a museum in Cricklade to be used exclusively to further the stated aims of the Society.

The Cricklade Historical Society logo— the obverse of a King Canute silver penny. It was struck at the Cricklade Mint by Aegelpine and now forms part of the Royal Collection at Copenhagen. Details are as follows: “Kings bust to the right, with crown of three lilies and sceptre under the King’s nose, enclosed in a quatrefoil, dots at the back of the King’s head by way of hair”. The coin has been described as “a rare and curious variety” (Herbst.) The markings on both sides of the coin are as follows: Obv. D CNVT REX ANML F OR Rev. D GOD : PINE ON CCROC

At the last count the membership of the Society was in excess of 150. The Society arranges a number of meetings throughout the year (see programme by clicking on the link to the left), to which non-members of the Society are welcome, publishes an Annual Bulletin and maintains the Cricklade Museum.

Many of our members are active in supporting the work of the Society in a variety of ways. Some members help arrange the programme of speakers, setting up for the event, or catering, whilst others get actively involved in our fund-raising events.

The Museum needs volunteers to man the reception desk whenever we are open, to assist with preparing displays and recording and conserving the Museum collection. The actual Museum building also needs maintaining, which has largely been undertaken on a volunteer basis so far.

Other members get involved in actual research and writing contributions for the Bulletin, pamphlets or publication in The Chronicle.

Whatever your interest, why not help conserve our local heritage by JOINING US!

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In summary, membership of the Society confers members with:

- An Events Programme Card

- Free entry to monthly events meetings

- Free entry to Cricklade Museum

- Free Annual Bulletin

- Quarterly newsletters

The annual subscription is £7.50 due on 1st January each year. If you are interested in joining the Society and helping to further its objectives then please complete the application form by following the documents link on the left and return it to the Treasurer.

contact : David Tetlow
Tel : 01793 750712
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