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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1962

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Amesbury 1962 Amesbury Infants' School enlarged
Calne 1962 The Roman Catholic church dedicated to St. Edmund Rich is built; Corn mill at Studley demolished
Chippenham 1962 Town museum opened in the Yelde Hall by the borough council
Corsham 1962 Pest House demolished
Cricklade 1962 St. Mary's school closed and pupils transferred to the secondary school at Purton
Great Somerford 1962 Sewage works built on the old railway line
Marlborough 1962 Marlborough Grammar School rehoused in new buildings south of the town; St. Peter's Junior School moved to the former Grammar School building at The Parade
Melksham 1962 Spencer & Co. bought out by Elliot-Automation Group of Companies, later GEC
Pewsey 1962 Internal restoration of the Methodist chapel
Purton 1962 Bradon Forest Secondary School opened
Westbury 1962 Building of High Street begun, a development of shops and maisonettes; Blue Circle cement works open; Development of the West Wilts Trading Estate begins. It will become one of the largest trading estates in southern England employing c. 3000 people in over 120 businesses
Wiltshire 1962 Castle Combe declared to be the prettiest village in England
Wootton Bassett 1962 Blanch-Lely Ltd, makers of agricultural machinery, open a factory in Whitehill Lane employing about 100 people

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