Chippenham Village Website

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Drake Family

I am researching my wifes family tree, her mother was Margaret Canfield Drake born in Chippenham, other family names are TRIBICK,DOWNING,MUNNS. I am also interested if anyone can shed light on the name CANFIELD.

Drake Family Tree Search

I have just visited the village of Chippenham and loved it.  After ten years of research I have traced my  family  the Drakes back to the village.  They are on the war memorial and in the church records. My great great grandfather Alfred Drake left the village in the 1860s and

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Chippenham at War

Between 1940 and 1946 Chippenham Park was used as a camp for the army, and after the war ended for Polish refugees. From 1940 to 1941 the west wing of Chippenham Hall was a maternity hospital.  The concrete track along the southern section of the Park wall between the Snailwell Road

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Chippenham History

The earliest area worked as arable was probably in the north of the parish near the Iron-Age settlement and Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Thremhowe and Flothowe fields, to the south-west of the village, have Scandinavian names, suggesting more intensive cultivation there following the 9th century Danish occupation. In the late 10th century

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Chippenham School

In 1708 Lord Orford founded and endowed a school where children were to be instructed in English and arithmetic, but if the schoolmaster taught Latin ‘or any other foreign tongue’ he was to be dismissed.  By 1712 a school had been built opposite the church which is now a private

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Battle of La Hogue

What has the village of Chippenham in Cambridgeshire got to do with a plot to depose the King of England and re-establish the Catholic Church in Britain? The battle of La Hogue took place in May 1692 between an allied British and Dutch fleet and a French force, on the

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Chippenham Park

Chippenham Park, near Newmarket, has a rich history. The best stretches of wooded country in the Cambridgeshire landscape often turn out to be the remains of 18th-century parks surrounding surprisingly little-known country houses. Typical of these is Chippenham Park, which lies between Ely and Newmarket. The house, seen from the

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Chippenham Girls Friendly Society 1928

Photograps of the Chippenham Girls Friendly Society in 1928. In the centre of a group of Tennis players is Mrs Tharp. The photographs were taken from a cutting from the Newmarket Journal dated 16 January 1975 that had been kept by Fred Fuller. They had been lent to the Journal by

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Chippenham and Badlingham 1940-1950

A personal history of Chippenham and Badlingham Apart from the war years when my father was in the RAF I lived in Badlingham from 1937 to 1954.I attended the village school where the Head Mistress was Miss Bridgeman and infant teacher Mrs Smith. Both teachers lived in Soham and used

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