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Barbara FarrellI'm fairly new to Calne but generally interested in old buildings and how towns have changed over time. Would it be possible for 'now' photos to be included. It would be much clearer to newbies like myself exactly where things once were. That might also make more people realise just how many beautiful old buildings we have lost over the years.
Isaac Nichols, a transported convict who became the first postmaster of Sydney, New South Wales was born here in 1770.
Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Back Road in 1811, and opened a larger church at Silver Street in 1867, which continues in use. Primitive Methodists used the former Unitarian chapel from the late 1830s, and moved to the former Wesleyan chapel in Back Road in 1887. In 1965 both congregations came together in the Silver Street building and the chapel in Back Road was later demolished.
In 2014 the town entered the South West in Bloom area of the Britain in Bloom competition and won a Gold Award for the first time. The award is judged on both the town council's floral displays and those of the community projects whose groups have entered in the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' category of the awards.
Developed by the Calne CIC, the app allows you to explore our beautiful English town like never before and contains all the essential information you need to make the most of Calne and the surrounding countryside.
THINK CALNE is an initiative launched by the Calne Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the fact that these are hard times for everyone in the town – residents and businesses alike
Notable buildings in the town include St Mary's Church, an array of houses on The Green and the town hall. Of particular note is Calne Library which has won awards for its innovative design and was opened by the Queen in 2001.
Lesley PhelpsGreat photo's. My ancestors came from Calne(Burgesses and Angells)lovely to see the streets they would have walked on.
Dennis AnsellI was at Yatesbury RAF in 1954, its great to see Calne as it was years before. We always enjoyed Harris' pies in the mess! Dennis, Auckland NZ.
Calne has Sainsbury's, Co-operative and Iceland supermarkets. The town has witnessed transient enterprises where, in the Great Recession[n 1], units on the outdated Phelps Parade fell vacant. A large extension of the Co-operative's predecessor in its central location was completed in September 2007 and a Tesco Express opened in the Lansdowne Park district in December that year[n 2],
Calne Netball Club is made up of a group of local women who enjoy playin...
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Civic and local governance is through Calne Town Council and Wiltshire Council, which is a unitary authority. The town council spends approximately half of its income on parks, open spaces and the Beversbrook sports facility, and in 2013 levied an annual precept of £1.1M from households and businesses, with reserves of almost £1M.
Community First is Wiltshire's Rural Community Council, a charity that w...
In 2011 the population reached 17,274 living in 7,113 homes.
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Ordnance Survey maps published in 1959-61 show Quemerford village along the A4 east of the town, a few houses at Calne Marsh along the Swindon road on the northeastern outskirts, and Lickhill Farm standing in farmland to the northwest.
Kathy AngellSome great pictures of calne,just look at how many shops we had (you could buy ANYTHING in calne back then) Has Calne come forwards or are we taking steps back to a village?People didnt need to go out of Calne back then, everything they wanted or needed was here!.......Can you say that now???
in Estate Agents, Calne Chamber by Peter Vujakovic
in Beversbrook Sports and Community by Liz Bates
Richard HopkinsGreat pictures! My great great grandfather was an innkeeper on Wood stin the mid 1800's. will have to visit!R.
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Derek Scott Fascinating, I recognized every one, though I see some areas have undergone change. I was born in Patford St in 1938 leaving in 1956 into the Royal Navy
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Victoria County History - Wiltshire. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.
Calne's geographic lines are grouped under the 01249 STD prefix, which includes Chippenham and Corsham, and is listed under the Bath & West Wiltshire BT Phonebook.
In 2007 Calne divers found the lost hamlet of Mannings Hill at the bottom of the largest lake at the listed private parkland of Bowood House 1 mi (1.6 km) to the west of the town.
The town was previously in the Devizes constituency, with former Conservative Party Chairman and Northern Ireland Minister Michael Ancram serving as the local Member of Parliament until May 2010.
Lyneham is a large village in north Wiltshire, within the civil parish o...
Blackland Lakes is a large camping site on the southern edge of Calne which is popular with anglers and tourists alike. The 'lakes' themselves are in fact large angling pools.
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davdTo:Mr Mike Flay:Are you any relation to Mr Terence Flay of Calne.If so, please E-mail me to: runningman27hotmail.comI would be very interested in hearing about him after many yesrsKindest RegardsDavd KaydMid Wales
Calne had other small schools, some based in houses, such as one in Curzon Street in which girls were trained for domestic service. Another example was a small boarding school for boys open in 1842 on the site of a former factory in Silver Street, called William Jacob's School. This was attended by Reg Birkett, the international sportsman, who played football and rugby for England in the 1870s.[n 3]
alan ackroydmany fond memories of CALNE,1952-1957 at RAF YATESBURY.so many happy times,best wishes to you all,thanks for the photos.
The composer Sir Michael Tippett lived in an isolated house on Derry Hill above Calne.
The Free Church in Church Street was built in 1868 by a group who broke away from the parish church. The congregation is affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
Trevor VincentGreat photos,pity about the amount of rubbish litteringthe little brook,spoiling its appearence