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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1888

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Broughton Gifford 1888 School closes for 2 weeks due to a measles outbreak, Moses Thomas replaces Alfred Noyce as headmaster of the school.
Calne 1888 C & T Harris & Co. bacon factory formed by amalgamation of 2 existing factories; an isolation hospital is built north of Curzon Street (closed c.1934)
Corsham 1888 Corsham Town Band founded
Marlborough 1888 Marlborough Golf Club founded
Melksham 1888 Matravers Mill, the last cloth mill, is sold to Avon India Ribber Company Ltd following a century of decline in the clothing industry; Wilts United Dairies, founded by Charles Maggs at West End Farm, moves to New Broughton Road
Ramsbury 1888 Methodist chapel built at Axford; responsibility for roads in the parish taken over by Ramsbury Rural District Council from 2 Way Wardens
Westbury 1888 Leighton House acquired by William Henry Laverton and extensive alterations and extensions undertaken
Wilton 1888 Markets are no longer held by this time



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