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Free Summer Holiday Sports Coaching for children aged 5 - 11 years at The Millennium Hall Purton SN5 4DT
On Thursday 27th July, 3rd August, 10th August & 17th August. 10am until 11.30am.
For more information please contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development Officer Wiltshire Council.
Email or Tel - 01722 434437


COUNCILLOR SURGERY     Updated 5th July 2017

Purton Parish Council wishes to actively engage with the community on all levels and is therefore creating an opportunity for residents to speak to Councillors on a one to one basis.
Come along for a coffee and slice of cake on either Saturday 2nd September 2017 or Saturday 2nd December 2017. From 10am-12noon at Purton Village Hall, Station Road, Purton.

WHAT'S ON IN CRICKLADE.   Updated 7th August 2017

To find out what's going on in Cricklade during August 2017 Click Here.

Cotswold Hare Trail

Visit Cricklade to see their 6 large and 4 small hares that are on display as part of the Cotswold Hare Trail - it’s very well worth a visit before they leave us on 10th September (more info at or pop into Cricklade Town Council Office and we can point folks in the right direction).

FUN IN THE SUN 2017  Updated 4th July 2017

Free summer holiday sports coaching in rural areas for children aged 5 to 11 years. For more information Click Here.

ABBEY HOUSE GARDENS  Updated 27th June 2017
Come and join CPRE Wiltshire for a private tour and talk by the owner Barbara Pollard on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Starting at 5pm.
For more information and an application form Click Here


The link below will let you view books that are being added to the Wiltshire Collection at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.     Updated 20th July 2017


To book tickets or for further information please call 01249 705500.
Please note not all these events are being held at the History Centre. Please see individual events for location and price details.

Monday 21st August 2017, 6-7pm

Public Art Project workshop with Julie Davis
A project to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artwork made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. Public artworks are vulnerable to change, whether it be through environmental damage or vandalism, or through redevelopment of an area in or around it. At present very little is known about the whereabouts and extent of public art in the County. Come along to a workshop to find out how you can get involved!
Location: Corsham Library  Price: Free  Tickets: Available through Eventbrite:


Tuesday 29th August 2017, 2:30pm
The Penruddock Royalist Uprising – a talk by Ruth Butler
Join our Education Officer for a look at the Penruddock Royalist uprising. Discover more about Cromwell, plots and secret societies!
Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre  Price: £3  Tickets: please phone 01249 705500 or email

Sneak peek at our September event...a day’s workshop on parish registers with archivist Robert Jago on Wednesday 13th September!
Tickets £20, limited availability so please phone 01249 705500 or email to reserve your place. 

SEPTEMBER   Updated 16th August 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017, 10:30-4:30
History Revealed – Bremhill – with Julie Davis, Ally McConnell and Dorothy Treasure
Discover how to research the origins of local villages with a look at fascinating Bremhill.
Focus on archaeology, archival documents, maps and additional resources for local history research.
Includes an afternoon field trip to put newfound skills to the test with Wiltshire Buildings expert Dorothy Treasure.
Please bring your own lunch with you.
Location: Calne Library for the morning session. Own transport is required for the field trip in the afternoon.
Price: £7 (£5 concessions)
Tickets: please phone 01249 813128 or email
Friday 8th September 2017, 12:00
A Beginner’s Guide to Researching Family History – a talk by Ally McConnell
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! If you’re new to family history research, or want to see what else is out there, join archivist Ally McConnell for a look at what the History Centre has to offer and how best to do family history research. This talk will conclude with a tour of the searchroom so you can get a feel of what is where.
Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre Price: £3
Tickets: please phone 01249 705500 or email
Wednesday 13th September 2017, 10am-4pm
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Parish Registers – with Robert Jago
A detailed examination of the changing format of parish registers, 1538-1837, and the information they contain. This is a rare opportunity to work with original registers, some dating back to Tudor times. A workshop not to be missed!
Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. Teas / coffees provided – arrive from 9:30 for refreshments. Please bring your own lunch with you.
Price: £20. Limited availability.
Tickets: please phone 01249 705500 or email
Thursday 14th September, 2pm-4pm
Conservation roadshow
Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures.
Get advice on the best materials and techniques to care for your items at home and when to seek help from an expert.
If you have items in need of a little TLC see if our conservators can give you hints and tips for cleaning without damage or a quote to get them repaired.
Location: County Hall, Trowbridge Price: FREE – drop-ins welcome Tickets: none required
Looking onward...
October is Black History Month and as part of this Terry Bracher will be doing a talk on Wiltshire’s black history. 3rd October at 10.30am, at the History Centre. Tickets £3 – book early on 01249 705500 to avoid disappointment!
21st October, 10am-4pm – Imagine Creative Writing are holding a Life Writing workshop here at the History Centre. Book your place by calling 01249 705500. Cost is £50 for the day.


Are you over 50 and looking to return to work, voluntary work, or further education?
We have a range of courses and qualifications for you and best of all they could be FREE!
You will also have support throughout your journey. To find out more contact Tina Hiscock on either 07585326235 or
*Subject to eligibility i.e 50yrs or over, Not in paid employment, UK resident, living in Wiltshire.


Whether you're looking to improve your skills to get a job or wanting to get back into learning, now is the time to do what you want to do and get where you want to be! We can help you build your qualifications for FREE* and help you to find employment & work experience. Call Jade Liddiard 07585998872 or email for more details.
Our Your Time team can support you in Chippenham, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge *Subject to eligibility i.e 16-24 not in education, employment or training.


British Art: Ancient Landscapes
8 April - 3 September 2017

PURTON CARNIVAL 2017.  Updated 31st March 2017

To find out the events that have been organised by Purton Carnival for 2017 Click Here


Click Here for Wiltshire List from Local Studies here at the History Centre, detailing newly acquired publications and photographs in the library and photographic collection.  Updated 10th April 2017.


Purton is fortunate to have a thriving Historical Society which holds meetings every month in the Village Hall, on a Thursday evening commencing at 7.30pm.
Our programme for the remainder of 2017 is as follows:

28th September - Speaker John Fell - Post Boxes and the Royal Mail.
26th October - Speaker Martin Way - Cotswold Wool Trade & Shepherding.
23rd November - Speaker - Martin Collinson - Agincourt.
1st December - Annual Christmas Social - Venue Silver Threads Hall.
Visitors are very welcome to our meetings and the small charge of £3 will be made.


Purton Historical Society are the trustees for the Museum which is situated above the Library in the Institute building next to the Village Hall. The Museum has been closed for winter but will re-open on Saturday 1st April with many new displays with particular reference to the village of Purton. Opening Hours are Wednesday - 2pm until 5pm. Saturday 10am until 12.30pm.
Information from our Curator - Beth Farnham 07412 659434.



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