Future Talks at Dilton Memorial Hall

All talks to start at 7.30 pm. Friday 26th November, Sally Hendry has agreed to give her talk on “The Quakers”. Friday 28th January, Ruth Butler will give her talk on “WW1 Women”. Friday 18th February, Rebecca Smith, of the “ World War Graves Commission” has agreed to...

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Wiltshire Women in the First World War

Dilton Marsh Local History Society are looking forward to welcoming Ruth Butler, Heritage Education Officer for "Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre" who will be delivering her talk on "Wiltshire Women and the First World War". We will be introduced to just what the...

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Eileen Noble

Between March and August this year we were welcomed to dig at sixteen varied locations within the Dilton Marsh area. We managed a total of twenty one test pits.
Those owners who were unable to dig were all very interested and involved in finding out about the whole process of digging test pits. Because such enthusiasm has been shown, we will be intending to carry on with new sites next year and hopefully encourage yet more interest in local history and archaeology.
We also intend to return to some venues and expand on the original test pits , looking for further evidence of early settlement activity.

Thank you to all who helped ……Especially all the cups of tea and cake!