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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1920

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Aldbourne 1920 Barnes' Coaches established
Amesbury 1920s Recreation ground opened
Amesbury 1920 A motorised fire engine purchased and a new building to house it built at junction of Earls Court Road and Salisbury Road; houses in Holders Road built by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research as an experimental examination of rural building methods and a test of new materials, techniques and apparatus
Box 1920-1925 Restorations and enlargements were carried out at Hazelbury Manor for the owner, G.J. Kidston, by Sir Harold Brakspear
Broughton Gifford 1920 Vestry formed in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, carved oak screen built across the tower arch to form a vestry in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
Calne 1920 Harris food processing factory (fronting New Road) opens: serious flooding in New Road
Chippenham 1920 A merger of companies brings the Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. to Chippenham
Corsham 1920 Town Hall renovated and public bath installed
Cricklade 1920-1926 British school converted to the Royal cinema
Cricklade 1920s Cricklade Football Club formed
Downton 1920s Bacon curing began.
Marlborough 1920s First council houses built; William Golding the novelist lived at 29 The Green and attended Marlborough Grammar School
Melksham 1920 The Co-operative Society establish a creamery opposite the railway station; Melksham House is virtually destroyed by fire leaving only the front of the house intact
Minety 1920s Burial grounds at church enlarged
Pewsey C.1920-1997 Oil depot in Wilcot Road adjoining the railway station
Pewsey 1920s A monthly livestock market is held from this time; Buckleaze Mill converted from a flour and grist mill to generate electricity; first piped water supply provided
Pewsey 1920 Pewsey Electric Light Company converts the Town Mill to generate electricity for the village; Strict Baptist Chapel sold; Primitive Methodist chapel closed by this time
Purton 1920 War Memorial, the Wayside Cross, in High Street unveiled and dedicated; workhouse is renamed North View
Ramsbury Early 1920s Osmond's iron foundry in Newtown Road closed
Ramsbury 1920-1922 First council houses in the village built in Whittonditch Road
Ramsbury 1920 A small manual telephone exchange for 40 subscribers installed in the Post Office
Sherston 1920s New Inn opens for M Wilcox's beer retailing business; first movies shown in Sherston at the Angel Hotel
Sherston 1920 Sherston Mens' Club starts in the British Schoolrooms
Westbury 1920s Westbury and District Choral Society founded; war memorial built in Market Place
Westbury 1920 Vista cinema opens in Warminster Road; Westbury United Football Club founded
Wilton 1920 First bus service between Wilton and Salisbury run by Wilts and Dorset Motor Services; Wilton Park School closed
Wiltshire 1920 A merger of companies brings the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company to Chippenham

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