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Wiltshire’s Little Known Places

Historical sites you may never have been to.
Speaker James Archard
Have you ever wondered about the hidden historical gems nestled within the picturesque county of Wiltshire?

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Martyn has written many educational and history books, particularly on Anglo-Saxon England and the early medieval period, and is an experienced communicator.


Wool has provided the raw material for clothing for thousands of years and the talk will show how the woollen trade enabled three west Wiltshire towns to become thriving industrial centres.

Charles Case Tannery 1890-1983

As part of the Westbury Festival, the following activities will be taking place.

Charles Case Tannery 1890-1983

“This company was involved in the manufacture of high grade leather, mainly for the footware industry. They were probably one of the largest employers in the area from around the late 18th century.
A number of his family, including father, grandfather and sisters were employed here.
Imported skins (mainly from India we believe) were processed here using water from the adjacent River Biss. Unfortunately the sometimes overpowering smell from the processing plant and settling ponds was often nearly unbearable, especially on hot summer nights. His father, Walter Valentine, lived at Bowyers Terrace until he died in 1972 at the age of 94. ( )”

Exhibition of “Charles Case Tannery Co” Memorabilia at Dilton Marsh Memorial hall on:

Saturday 1st October from 10.00am through to 5.00pm.

There will be no charge for this event.

The exhibition is a result of the combined efforts of:

Westbury Heritage Society
Westbury Family History Group
Dilton Marsh Local History Society

Note. We would welcome any memories of the Tannery, which you may have, Photos,etc. which we could add to our collection of memorabilia.

All welcome.

Charles Case & Sons tannery