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The Bowood Tragedy, 1898.

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Many thanks to John Osborne for dropping by and giving us an updated copy of his detailed research on the Bowood Tragedy, which includes the events, Inquest and verdict, and a photograph of the grave stone.

John's research begins:
"One of the most shocking tragedies that have ever been recorded in the annuals of Calne was discovered last Wednesday evening, when it was found that a man had brutally murdered his wife in Bowood Park, and afterwards committed suicide by drowning himself in a stream a few yards from where the murder took place."
Please download the PDF to read this compelling story.

Demolition! The Last Days of C&T Harris

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Demolition!
It's been 35 years since the demolition of the Harris Factory.
This exhibition shows Last Days of the C&T Harris Building in Visual Images, written history and an interactive screen.

Available to view - for free - from 1 May to the 23 June during our standard open hours.