Chippenham Civic Society

Promoting Civic Pride in Chippenham

Newsletter and Publications

We publish an illustrated magazine entitled: The Buttercross Bulletin.   This is distributed four times a year to all members.

This iBulletin-Front-Page-May-2012-webnteresting magazine gives members a full round-up of the Society’s activities.

Past Issues of The Buttercross Bulletin

Civic Society Members may download and view previous issues of the The Buttercross Bulletin from the Bulletin Archive page.

Please note this page is password protected.

The password is the last word (in lower case) printed on the back page of the social programme for 2017.  The social programme  is the orange card issued to all members when they renew their membership.

We have published four books:

Chippenham Walkabout (1977; reprinted 1983)

100 Pictures of Chippenham Past (1985)

A Chippenham Collection (1987)

These books are now out of print but can sometimes be found in secondhand book shops or on the internet.

 A History of Chippenham 

Our latest publication A History of Chippenham from Alfred to Brunel was published on 14 March 2009. This profusely illustrated paperback with numerous photographs, maps and plans is indispensable forHistory of Chippenham anyone interested in the town’s history and makes an excellent present. It covers the social history, notable families, industry, architecture, local MPs and many other topics.

The book costs £7 and is available from the membership secretary and Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre. It is also now available from Waterstones, the History Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.