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The Importance of Twelfth Night for the History of our Town

5th January 2022 / Museum, Museum blog, Uncategorised

Today Christmas is mainly celebrated on 25 December, however historically this was seen as the beginning of the festive period, with 12 days of feasting and celebrating, concluding on Twelfth Night. The actual date for Twelfth Night depends on how the 12 days of Christmas are calculated, with different Christian traditions giving it as either …

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Merchant Navy Day 2021

1st September 2021 / Uncategorised

On Friday 3 September 2021 at 10am we supported Merchant Navy Day with a flag raising ceremony outside the Town Hall.    The Mayor of Chippenham welcomed everyone, invited guests and dignitaries, then at 10am the Buglers from Chippenham Air Scouts and Guides played as the Red Ensign was raised. This was followed by message …

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Chippenham Town Council announce Purple Flag event in recognition of the excellent night time economy  

5th May 2021 / Uncategorised

Chippenham Town Council announce Purple Flag event in recognition of the excellent night time economy in Chippenham In 2015, Chippenham was awarded Purple Flag status by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) in recognition of its excellent evening and night time economy. Town stakeholders have worked diligently in retaining this accreditation for the past …

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Don’t delay seeking medical help because of Coronavirus

5th May 2020 / News archive, Uncategorised

Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their children if they become ill, have a serious accident or have a concern about their health. They are also being warned that not seeking …

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