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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1960

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Aldbourne 1960s Library opened in The Green, the smallest library in Wiltshire
Aldbourne 1960 Egg packing factory extended; mains water available for the first time
Aldbourne 1960s-1970 Village expands with the provision of approx 150 new private and council houses and flats
Amesbury C.1960 Abbey mansion converted to flats
Amesbury Late 1960s Amesbury House demolished
Ashton Keynes 1960s An 18 hole putting green was opened.
Box 1960 The public house 'The Lamb' was closed
Broughton Gifford 1960-1980 Rod Nield Siddall is the headteacher at Broughton Gifford's St. Mary's School.
Calne Late 1960s Cattle market closed
Calne 1960 The Presbyterian chapel in Back Road is demolished
Chippenham 1960 Heated 8 lane open air swimming pool opens in Monkton Park; singers Eddie Cochrane and Gene Vincent die in a road accident on Rowden Hill
Corsham 1960-1970 Sir Michael Tippett living in the town
Downton 1960s New bungalows and houses built.
Marlborough 1960s Council houses built on part of Port field
Minety Late 1960s Main sewage connected to the parish
Pewsey 1960s New private housing development in Astley Close
Pewsey C.1960 Rex cinema closed
Sherston 1960s-1970 Housing estates built in Sherston
Westbury 1960s Westbury County Secondary Modern School becomes a comprehensive school and is renamed Matravers School
Wilton 1960 Carnival no longer held
Wiltshire 1960 Last steam railway locomotive, the Evening built at Swindon Works
Wootton Bassett 1960s Extensive house building taking place to accommodate the expansion of Swindon and the establishment of the RAF station at Lyneham

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