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A Tale of Two Houses

  • Where: Chippenham Museum, 9 - 10 Market Place Wiltshire Chippenham SN15 3HF United Kingdom
  • When:Saturday 10 April 2021
  • Time: 02:00 PM
  • Cost: Free

“Two houses, both alike in dignity. In fair Chippenham, where we lay our scene.”


Local historian Lucy Whitfield also investigates the history of local houses, as well as finding obscure historical women for The Women Who Made Me project and occasionally dressing up as a Saxon. She has been invited by Chippenham Museum to do her best ‘A House Through Time’ impression and tell you about two different dwellings in Chippenham she’s investigated recently. You’ll get a different perspective on the town’s history via the people who lived within their walls. There’ll be agricultural labourers, military heroes, widows, a link to Kilvert, a butcher, a baker… and a cycle shop owner.


Booking is essential for this free talk via Zoom, approximately 50 minutes followed by questions. A link to join will be emailed to ticket holders in the week beforehand (please check your junk and spam folders). We don’t want you to miss anything, please ensure you are familiar with Zoom and join in good time before the talk begins.


We will be using captions during the talk, which you can choose to close by selecting ‘CC Closed Caption’. Please get in touch by emailing heritage@chippenham.gov.uk if you’d like any assistance.


Chippenham Museum is a Chippenham Town Council facility with free entry, two floors of galleries and level access throughout. When restrictions allow, the museum is open 10am – 4pm every day except Sunday.