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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1970

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Aldbourne 1970 An 18th century Festival held
Amesbury 1970 By-pass built; Abbey Square shopping precinct built
Box 1970 Bingham Hall, the building where indoor social activities used to place, was demolished (its function being replaced by Selwyn Hall)
Calne 1970s The Palace Cinema in Mill Street is demolished
Cricklade 1970 New road built along the line of the disused railway south west of the town
Great Somerford 1970s A plan was made to build a new school on Dauntsey road to serve both Little and Great Somerford, the plans included an extra room for the use of the community
Marlborough 1970 Cinema is closed; M4 between London and the West opened
Melksham Early 1970s RAF station decommissioned
Melksham 1970s A ring road is built around the town
Minety 1970 Deliveries by a fishmonger stopped
Pewsey 1970s Last working blacksmith's closed
Pewsey Early 1970s 70 houses built in Swan Meadow; restoration of the Kennet and Avon canal begins
Pewsey 1970 Swimming pool built alongside Pewsey Vale school
Pewsey Late 1970s A general market is revived
Ramsbury 1970s 83 private houses built in the village
Ramsbury 1970 New fire station built in High Street
Sherston 1970s-1980 Eccentric socialite Lady Edith Foxwell resides in Sherston
Westbury 1970 Westbury House in Edward Street converted for use as Westbury Library
Wootton Bassett 1970s The Congregationalists merge with the Presbyterians to form the United Reform Church; the library moves to a pre-fabricated building in Back Lane

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