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Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
This question is about the family of James Usher (born 1841) who was resident at the Station Hotel Corsham. We believe the family may have emigrated to Australia possibly in the late 1800s. Do you have any imformation re the Usher family and the Station Hotel. Thank you very much.

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Why are there so many small settlements in the parish of Corsham?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
What is the story behind the Flemish Weavers Houses in Corsham?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Does the place, Pickwick, in Corsham have anything to do with Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I noticed that there is a chess board or draughts board carved on a door pillar of the Methuen Arms at Corsham. Could you tell me why this is there please?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Do you have any information on where the location of Bromley's Yard, Corsham was, either a map reference or its description? Anything regarding its history would also be very much appreciated.

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Halfway Firs are 2 sets of cottages either side of a farm built in about 1828 on the A4 at Rudloe, Corsham. Do you know the meaning of the name. Would the houses have fronted onto the current A4, as the original front doors faced away from this road. Did they have any connection with the nearby stone quarry at Bradford Road?

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 7th December 2010 14:37
My Great great grandfather, John Keene, is shown in the 1901 Census as being a Quarryman and living with his wife, Sarah, and 5 children in Corsham. Are there any local records that might provide more information on his life?

Date Question Asked: Thursday 24th July 2008 10:34
am looking for information on the Royal Arthur Camp on the outskirts of Corsham. Any old photographs during it's occupation but more importantly a history of the site if such a thing exists.

Date Question Asked: Monday 7th January 2008 10:16
It has come back into my memory that as a child my father and others used to tease us children about going to Notton Docks and Lacock Treacle Mines. Much to our amusement. Have you heard of these appellations and do you have any idea why these two places especially would have nonsensical names attached to them?

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 14th November 2006 09:14
I have a photograph dating back to 1901 of 'Hudswell Village Children' (copy) and as I own one of the cottages in the photograph I would like to find out whether Hudswell was ever really a village. Is there any information regarding this area, it is marked on some maps as a village but there is no references to any shops/trades that I can find. The only references I have been able to find are of the quarrying industry.

Date Question Asked: Wednesday 23rd March 2005 16:28
I am coming to Wiltshire/Bath for a few days and would very much like to visit places of interest with connections to Charles Dickens and also Lord Horatio Nelson.

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 15th June 2004 11:26
I am writing a history of Brambridge House, near Winchester, the home of the Smythe Family. I read somewhere that in 1572, Thomas Smythe bought, or built, Corsham Court. I wonder if you are able to enlarge on this for me. If so, I shall be most grateful.

Date Question Asked: Friday 4th July 2003 18:20
Question: Why is "Post Office Lane" in Corsham so named when the post office is now in the High Street?

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