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Purchasing Pets Online

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, often claiming that the pet is

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Three Rivers Mothers Union

The Speaker at our February meeting was Mr Howard Laver when he gave us an interesting insight into Food Banks and how they have evolved.  The Food Banks are run by volunteers and the local one, which opened in 2013, is at Soham.   It  still gives much needed help and

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Pantomime Tickets Now On Sale

It is 18 years since Chippenham’s Strange Fruits productions raised the roof with their last pantomime – but they are back with ROBYN HOOD!  It will be a rollicking, roistering panto for all the family.  Written, produced & performed by Chippenham Villagers. It is set in the late 12th century and

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History project seeks wartime airfield memories

A community heritage project researching two historic local airfields wants to hear from local people who remember the foreign fliers who were based there. Rich Soil Rich Heritage, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, wants to hear from local people who remember the American, Polish and Belgian aviators based at RAF Snailwell and

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1935 Silver Jubilee in Chippenham

In one Jubilee year we can look back to another in Chippenham. 1935 marked the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary.  Children at Chippenham School took part in the celebrations as the attached press cutting shows. Silver Jubilee 1935

Old Chippenham

Click the thumbnails below to see pictures of Chippenham in days gone by.  If anyone has old pictures (or even not that old) of Chippenham they would like to share, please get in touch.

Looking for Miss Leslie Tripp

Back in the late 60s early 70s I was lodging at the Tharp Arms and became close friends with Miss Leslie Tripp who’s parents kept the village store next to the Pub. I am now informed that the store no longer exists but would love to contact Leslie again if

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USAF 727th Squadron Visiting Chippenham

This Sunday, “Daffodil Sunday” at Chippenham Park, Linda, who is Honorary Commander to USAF 727th Squadron, has invited them along for an afternoon in the Village.  After meeting at the Coach House they are having a tour of the Church, and then all coming along to the Park, by kind invitation of

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