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Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I have read that John Aubrey wrote about Calne church tower falling down in the 17th century. Could you tell me something about this please?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I have read that there is a Carnegie Library in Calne. What is a Carnegie Library?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I am looking into the history of Norborne Berkeley, who owned land in the parishes of Stapleton and Stoke Gifford in South Gloucestershire. His mother was Elizabeth Norborne, whose first marriage was to Edward Devereaux, first viscount Hereford. According to records, Elizabeth Norborne's family camefrom Calne in Wiltshire. Are you able to say from indexes whether any of your libraries might have any information about the Norborne family?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Is there any info available re the Calne Union Workhouse in Yatesbury, Wiltshire? My Collier family had lived and worked there as farm labourers in the 1851 Census. I have not been able to trace them after this census. How long was the Workhouse in operation? Did they keep birth / death records of the residents? I would appreciate any data you may have of this workhouse. Thank you

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I have some documentation from 1941 that refers to Wans Corner, Sandy Lane, Calne, Chippenham. Can you tell me what this place was/is?

Date Question Asked: Thursday 16th July 2009 10:25
Can you tell me which Wiltshire town has the celtic meaning 'current of waters'?

Date Question Asked: Friday 24th March 2006 15:53
My project is to research the history of the Canterbury Public Library Service ~ at The Beeney Institute built 1899 and its predecessors. The story has been traced back to Canterbury's Friendly Society for the Cultivation of Useful Knowledge which was started in 1769 by John Callaway (1737-1807). Details of this Canterbury Society are pretty sketchy and I was interested to come across the Calne Society for the Cultivation of Useful Knowledge dating from 1834(?). Can you please let me have an indication of how much information you have about the Calne Society?

Date Question Asked: Monday 12th December 2005 12:01
Have you any information on the White Hart on the London Road, Calne?

Date Question Asked: Monday 12th December 2005 11:38
Why did 'New Zealand' the small village outside Calne/Lyneham get it's name?

Date Question Asked: Saturday 9th July 2005 14:12
Could you tell us what year the London Road public house, London Road, Calne, was named and if it had any other names and if history is attached to the pub.

Date Question Asked: Friday 29th April 2005 15:43
I wish to find out any information about the George Inn, Sandy Lane. Any histroy is most appreciated.

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 27th July 2004 09:35
I have heard that Samuel Taylor Coleridge once stayed in Calne. Is this true?

Date Question Asked: Friday 7th May 2004 14:33
Please could you send me information on Maundrell Mill, Calne, for a study of the local area I am doing.

Date Question Asked: Friday 19th March 2004 11:49
When travelling between Calne and Lyneham I passed a place called Beversbrook Farm. Does this mean that beavers once lived here?

Date Question Asked: Wednesday 12th March 2003 09:06
I would like to learn more about an old canal near Lacock possibly around Rey Mill and Naish Hill farm

Date Question Asked: Wednesday 12th February 2003 09:06
During the 1950s I was working with horses in Hungerford and remember seeing a saddle with the name of a saddler from Calne. What saddlers were there in Calne during the first half of the 20th century?

Date Question Asked: Sunday 19th January 2003 16:32
An ancestor of mine is listed as being a servant at the Lansdowne Arms in Calne on a 19th century census. Could you tell me something about the Lansdowne Arms please?



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