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Purton in The Great War - Grand Opening, Saturday 6th October, 10am -12:30pm.

Purton Museum is proud to present our ambitious exhibition dedicated to commemorating Purton in World War 1.
We would like to thank everyone who has reached out and lent us personal artefacts so we could make this exhibition possible.
We have a mixture of Wiltshire at War information boards throughout the duration of the exhibition and have been involved in a Wiltshire Armistice project which has granted us the gift of a tablet, giving this project an interactive element. 
At Purton Museum we really believe in the community and it has been great to involve local people. Everyone is welcome on the 6th October for our grand opening and I really look forward to seeing you there. 
If you cannot make the opening we will be open on Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 12:30pm until the 24th November. 
Beth Farnham
Museum Curator

YOGA CLASS   Updated 28th September 2018

Starting Monday 1st October. 19.45, Purton Bowls Club. Mats provided.

To book direct or 07960379096

Ashtanga yoga is a strong and dynamic form of yoga. Suitable for all abilities as modifications throughout. Strengthen your body and calm your mind. 




Make a Beastly Brew…
Join us for a Make a Beastly Brew in October!

We are holding various coffee mornings in different locations throughout Swindon, throughout the October half term. Come along and enjoy a Halloween themed coffee morning, with all proceeds being donated to your local hospice. For more information about the specific dates and times please visit our events calendar on our website:


Annual Barn Dance…

Join our Wroughton Support Group at their November Barn Dance on Saturday 10th November at Ridgeway School, Inverary Road, Wroughton, SN4 9DJ, from 6:30pm. There will be live music from Melobo and a bar and snacks available on the night. Doors open at 6:30pm with dancing from 7pm – 10:30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 and if you would like join them, we advise you book in advance as March’s Barn Dance sold out! For purchasing tickets, please contact Hilary Fleming on 01793 813069 or email


Could you become one of our amazing box collectors?

We are currently looking for some fabulous volunteers to become box collectors in the Covingham, Old Town and Penhill areas. Our box collectors are an extremely important part of our volunteer team, as they collect the household boxes in their neighbourhoods, allowing us to generate more income from within the community. Not only does it make it more convenient for people to donate, it also allows those who are limited in mobility to still be able to collect using their household box.

If you think you are able to help or would like some more information on this role, then please give Alex a ring on 01793 816163 or drop an email to


Remembering someone you love

Prospect Hospice have launched a new outdoor Memory Tree, situated within their private Remembrance Garden in Wroughton.  Each copper or stainless steel leaf hanging on the new Memory Tree will be engraved with a name, making it a poignant and lasting way to remember loved ones.

The Memory Tree leaves are available to anyone who would like to create that special lasting tribute to their loved one, even if you have not previously been directly involved with Prospect Hospice.

The contribution you make for your leaf will help Prospect Hospice to support and care for people affected by a life limiting illness, in the local community.

To find out more about the Memory Tree and how you can order a leaf please contact 01793 816111 or email   


Marlborough Christmas Fair
Saturday 24 November, Marlborough Town Hall, 11am until 4.30pm

We are looking forward to hosting another fabulous Marlborough Christmas Fair this year at the Town Hall , Marlborough. It promises to be a sparklingly festive event with craft and game stalls, refreshments and eclectic live music including Marlborough Big Band and the Marlborough Concert Orchestra String Quartet.
Santa will be visiting us again this year so this is sure to be a delightful, Christmassy occasion for all the family.

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James Gray our MP for North Wiltshire will be holding his surgeries at the Millennium Hall in Purton between 10am & 11.30am on

10th November 2018
1st December 2018.



Click Here to view the History Centre Autumn Events.






Purton Museum will be re-opening on Saturday 7th April from 10.00am to 12.30pm with a new exhibition on Purtons Railway Station.
The Museum is open on Wednesday's 14.00pm to 17.00pm and Saturday's 10.00am to 12.30pm.
The Museum is situated above the Library in The Workingmen’s Institute, Station Road, SN5 4AJ






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


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.


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.

DAYS OUT IN WILTSHIRE  To find out about all the great things that there are to do in Wiltshire, Follow this Link 




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