Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of History. We provide open source training course
and business hotel accommodation
in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Lisa came to the UK from the USA - Florida - where "old"
meant over 50 years old, and she loves all the history that's
around us. We live (and our HQ) is a 200 year old house, and
our training centre is over 100 years old. And, looking around,
you'll find we're surrounded by history.
ago, Melksham was the biggest town for many miles - bigger than
Chippenham or Swindon. And much of that history remains. Looking
further back (and a little further afield), you'll find the Civil
War battlefield at Roundway ... and Avebury and Stonehenge, barrows
hills and white horses cut in the chalk.
Longer articles related to this subjectTime Line - growth of our Open Source training
|Articles and tips on this subject
|A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House
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|San Juan Capistrano
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Continuing on my theme, alas, from previous posts ...
|The oldest part of Los Angeles
From a walk around the oldest part of Los Angeles yesterday - 22nd November 2016. The oldest building in the city is the Adobe House (where the pictures of the Cacti and the dining rom are taken from) - and that's 3 years younger than our home in Melksham.
In the 19th Century, this part of the city ...
|Pictures of Melksham Heritage Discovery Fair
The Melksham Hertitage Discover Fair took part at the Well House Collection at Well House Manor on Spa Road on Saturday 5th July. Guest speakers included Kate Bevan from English Heritage, and John Forbat, evacuated to Melksham during the second world war and revisiting for the first time, who was signing ...
|Now Open - A Museum for Melksham. Come in and see us.
Yesterday morning, 11 a.m., "The Well House Collection - a Branch of the Museum of Melksham" was opened by the Town Crier, taking over one of our smaller meeting rooms as Well House Manor. The room has been fitted out with display cases, panels and boards, with pictures hanging from the picture rails, ...
|Press Release - Museum to explore the story of Melksham
|The skull above the door in Melksham Town Hall
Fishermen using a net in a deep pool in the Avon in May 1838 had a big surprise when the net pulled up a very heavy object. It turned out to be the horns and part of the skull of an ox, about a third larger than anything they had ever seen before.
It turned out to be part of a fossil skull ...
|A Melksham Timeline - Domesday to present day
Some events and dates from our local history. Not all sources agree on some of the years quoted, and you may find a little duplication too ...
1086: At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the capital, or chief, manor of Melksham was held by the crown. It was a large and valuable estate, which eventually ...
|The Interview and The Lift
The Interview was for a pressure position - European Software Support Specialist for an American product - working for the American manufacturer and based at their single European office in Basingstoke, from where they co-ordinate their distribution and dealership network through Europe. It went well ...
|10 Years of experience
Ten years ago, the Sunday Trading laws in England and Wales were reformed. Up to that time, it was legal to sell perishable goods (such as fresh carrots) but not other goods (such as tinned carrots) on a Sunday. With modern times, the law had become an ass and was overdue for reform; we had the "keep ...
Topics covered in this module
History - Melksham.
History of Wiltshire.
Other old things.
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. We run
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at our training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.
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even if you live in a different
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