I’ve also been looking into the soldiers’ stories commemorated in Pewsham’s street names this week. Chippenham must have one of the largest and most unusual war memorials in the country.
A suitable post for Friday the 13th?
Here’s a selection of benches from Chippenham station for us to view whilst I try and decide which one (if any) was the bench Old Maudy used to sit on.
I devised a ghost walk for Pewsham Belles WI this week and the railway station was our initial meeting place plus the spot for our first ghostly tale.
More on Old Maudy to come after I’ve distilled our walk and the tales we told into an interactive map.
An ironic find from the photos I took on Saturday of the demolition and soon-to-be-gone buildings on a huge chunk of the Westinghouse site in Chippenham.
Westinghouse continues in its latest incarnation as part of the Siemens Group, but doesn’t need the space it once used as the employer of thousands of Chippenham residents.
If you’ve ever travelled by train or on an underground railway, it’s likely products which originated on this site helped you make that journey.
This never fails to amuse me at Victoria Coach Station. I’d like to know why Chippenham is the Chippenham, when every other destination mentioned doesn’t have the same designation.