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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1870

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Amesbury 1870 Bear Inn in Church Street destroyed by fire
Box 1870 Box Cricket Club was founded
Broughton Gifford 1870s New school master's house is added to the school site.
Cricklade 1870 Wesleyan Methodist chapel built in High Street
Downton 1870 Downton band formed.
Melksham 1870s-1890 The Ladies High School is open in Spa Road
Melksham 1870 Post Office telegraph service introduced
Pewsey C.1870 George Whatley starts up a business as an agricultural engineer, iron and brass founder in the Avonside foundry near the Town Mill
Westbury 1870 New fire station built in Cheap Street
Wiltshire 1870 Wiltshire's arable farmers reach a peak of wheat grain production with a third of the county's land utilised for growing corn.
Wootton Bassett 1870-1871 Church of St. Bartholomew and All Saints extensively restored by G. E. Street and funded by Sir Henry Meux at a cost of £7000, incorporating 1 window from the 13th century church

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