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C&T Harris Fundraising

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  C&T Harris Fundraising request We'd very much like to digitise the thirteen volumes that make up the C&T Harris Magazine. A magazine was published monthly between January 1927 and June 1940. When digitised, we'd be in a position to make the content available to all and to be able to provide even better quality answers to your Calne and Harris-related questions. But what insights do the magazines provide? The contents include: *Information from partners all over England, such as Dunmow, Highbridge, Chippenham (Wiltshire), Eastleigh, Leeds, Redruth, Totnes, and others *An entry in every magazine from Sir John Bodinnar, the managing director *Announcements, some including photographs, of new employees, retirements, births, marriages, and deaths. *Plus a wealth of local history information for Calne and the area, including the floods Calne experienced. Every donation, no matter its size, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Around the World with Pam and Eddy Lane

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Exhibition of Photography “Around the World with Pam and Eddy Lane” We are wildlife and travel photographers and will display more than 120 mounted prints from our travels around the World, plus the local Wildlife of the River Marden during Lockdown. Eddy Lane   ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAGB & Pam Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAGB Date - Wednesday 6th October to Saturday 30th October 2021 Venue - Calne Heritage Centre, New Road, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0SQ Open - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Wednesday to Saturday, closed Sunday to Tuesday Parking - Public Car Park at rear of the Heritage Centre Website   http://eddyandpamlanephotography.zenfolio.com/

The Rummings of Bremhil

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  New Exhibition! The Rumming of Bremhill: Memories of a local family. Where: Calne Heritage Centre When: 1-30 September 2021 Open: Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm Free entry, donations appreciated. Thanks to John Harris for the use of his artwork for the poster.

Rotary Club of Calne exhibition

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 Rotary Club of Calne exhibition 40 years of voluntary work in the community. An exhibition celebrating the 40 years of community work by the Rotary Club of Calne. 7 July to 28 August Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am until 4.00pm See you there!  

We are now open!

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Please see the photographs below to get an idea of the one-way system and procedures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Calne Heritage Centre: Reopening 2 June 2021

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  The Trustees being aware of the necessary restraints due to the covid-19 pandemic have formally decided to re-open the centre on Wednesday 2nd June at 10.00am until 4.00pm. The stewards will operate every Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am until 4.00pm during the summer and late autumn unless the government guidelines show a different approach. Please note the centre will be closed every Sunday- Monday-Tuesday. Necessary precautions and restrictions will apply to visitors, that restricts no more than 6 people entering at one time, and those entering the building must wear a mask (unless unable medically) to sanitise and to note the social distancing rules and to follow a one way system through the main entrance and leaving through the passageway toward the heritage car park. Tony Trotman Chairman of the Heritage Centre Trustees. mob ; 07816830873

From Horsebrook Mill to the Argentinian Pampas

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Thomas Large Henly was always full of big, entrepreneurial ideas, which rarely came to fruition because they were too ambitious. He was born in 1826, the son of Abraham Henly, a prosperous Calne wine merchant. Abraham was born in Lyneham in 1788 and married Sarah Stiles of Whitley, Melksham in 1809. His father, Jacob Henly was then living in Lickhill House, the recent home of Patsy Crampton. When his father died Abraham let Lickhill House because he was trading as a wine merchant from premises next to Highlands House. He was Mayor in 1849 and a JP. He moved back into Lickhill House but traded from several different premises during 1840s- Silver Street, London Road – listed in trade directories. He died in 1852. He and Sarah had 10 children of whom Thomas Large Henly was the youngest but one. Large was his grandmother’s maiden name. Thomas married Catherine Baily, daughter of Benjamin Bodman Baily, grain merchant of Berhills Farm and in 1849 while working at the Trevano paper mill at