Cricklade Historical Society



CRICKLADE HISTORICAL SOCIETY was formed in 1947 to advance the knowledge of the local history of the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wiltshire including in particular Latton, Down Ampney, Marston Meysey, Kempsford, Ashton Keynes, Castle Eaton, Water Eaton, Eisey, Widhill and Leigh by promoting research into the local history and topography, publishing the results of such research and other papers relating to local history, arranging public exhibitions, meetings and lectures, and maintaining a museum in Cricklade to be used exclusively to further the stated aims of the Society.
CRICKLADE HISTORICAL SOCIETY is a registered Charity No 292887. which can be viewed HERE
At the last count the membership of the Society was in excess of 150. The Society arranges a number of meetings throughout the year, to which non-members of the Society are welcome, publishes a Bulletin and maintains the Cricklade Museum.
Many of our members are active in supporting the work of the Society in a variety of ways. Some members help arrange the programme of speakers, setting up for the event, or catering, whilst others get actively involved in our fund-raising events.
Details of Governance of the Cricklade Historical Society can be found HERE.

Cricklade Historical Society Talks and Events March & April 2014

Cricklade Historical Society which runs Cricklade Museum, presents a series of talks throughout the year about historical and archaeological topics relating to Cricklade and its environs.  They take place on the third Wednesday of every month except August and December in Cricklade Town Hall Annex.March 19th 2014: A talk by Mike Smith:  “Tunnels Under Swindon” do come along and hear about the fascinating reasons for tunnels under Swindon.  It appears that there are quite a lot and there for all sorts of reasons.   The talk is held at the Cricklade Town Hall Annex, High Street, Cricklade.  Doors open at 7.00pm and there are refreshments available from 7.15 p.m.  The talk starts at 7.30 p.m.

April 12th 2014: Book Sale Opens at 10 a.m. at The Club at Cricklade. The first of three book sales a year the Cricklade Historical Society runs as fund raising for the Cricklade Museum.  This event has been increasing in popularity since we started to hold them at The Club at Cricklade.  Car parking is easy and there is a wide choice of reasonably priced fiction and non fiction books.   The club provides coffees and wonderful cooked breakfasts.   The Book Sale opens at 10.00am and closes at 12 noon.    If you have books you would like to donate to our fund raising for the Cricklade Museum we would be pleased to receive them.  Email: to let us know you have spare books.     We hope to see you there.

April 16th 2014:  In commemoration of the start of the First World War we are holding a talk about Lord Kitcheners Army as the first talk of our new program.   The speaker is Don Greaves.  The talk will be held at the Cricklade Town Hall Annex, High Street, Cricklade.   Doors open at 7.00pm and there are refreshments available from 7.15 p.m.  The talk starts at 7.30 p.m.    This is the first of several events that will be put on by the Cricklade Historical Society to support the Cricklade Museum display due to be launched at the end of May 2014.  Further information will be provided as soon as available.

Cricklade Museum 28/10/2012

The Museum is open 10–12 noon every Saturday.
Also from April to September
on a Wednesday 2–4pm and during July & August on Saturday & Sunday 2–4pm.
We are also open for casual visitors whenever the “Open” sign is
displayed on the front door. The Museum comprises only the one gallery
at ground floor level. It can therefore easily be accessed by wheelchair
The Cricklade Museum Website is HERE at
The Museum  needs volunteers to man the reception desk whenever we are open, to assist with preparing displays and recording and conserving the Museum collection. The actual Museum building also needs maintaining, which has largely been undertaken on a volunteer basis so far..
Other members get involved in actual research and writing contributions for the Bulletin, pamphlets or publication in The Chronicle.
Whatever your interest, why not help conserve our local heritage by JOINING US!
In summary, membership of the Society confers members with:
– An Events Programme Card
– Free entry to monthly events meetings
– Free entry to Cricklade Museum
– Free  Bulletin
– Quarterly newsletters
The annual subscription is  £ 10.00 (£17.50 for joint membership)  due on 1st January each year. If you are interested in joining the Society and helping to further its objectives then please complete the enquiry form below.