Tag Archives: Chippenham

Friday Bench: Old Maudy

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.

Energising Business

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.

Living on the Edge

Geraniums and vintage car on the outskirts of Chippenham

I’m exploring some of the wildflowers which are blooming right on the outskirts of Chippenham and Geranium pratense is an abundant native wildflower here in Wiltshire. I often see it at this time of year in the Donkey Field on my walks into town.

It also likes the approach to Chippenham and I had a serendipitous encounter recently with it and a vintage car which must have been out on a run from an event at Castle Combe.