Industrial Archaeology Committee

The Industrial Archaeology Committee acts as a focus for those interested in the Industrial history of the County.  A conference is arranged each year with either a specific subject such as Roads or a focus on new research within the county and nearby.  

The excellent ‘Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Wiltshire’ booklet which lists remaining industrial sites, with illustrations of many, was edited by Pam Slocombe, a former chairman of the Committee. 

 


Water wheel which was part of Chapps mill at Slaughterford. Although having earlier origins from 1815 until closure in 1993 it was a papermill.

Water wheel which was part of Chapps mill at Slaughterford. Although having earlier origins from 1815 until closure in 1993 it was a papermill.

Cast iron Church gate post by Brown and May of Devizes, a firm famous worldwide through their export of small portable steam engines

Cast iron Church gate post by Brown and May of Devizes, a firm famous worldwide through their export of small portable steam engines.

Latest news

Pimms Party and Silent Auction – lots announced!

Omnes ad Unum has organised a Pimms Party and Silent Auction on Saturday 16 September. The Pimms Party is running

Stonehenge on a frosty morning

A303 Stonehenge preferred route announced

On 11 September 2017 the Secretary of State for Transport announced the preferred route for dualling the A303 past Stonehenge.

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