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Chippenham medieval day is a hit

More than 1,000 people got a taste of life in ye olde days at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre’s medieval day on Saturday. The event in Chippenham was the fourth of its kind, during which families enjoyed broadsword demonstrations, making music with medieval instruments and craft activities. Archives and local studies manager Terry Bracher…

Make a medieval helmet in Chippenham

Families in Chippenham can learn about life in the Middle Ages later this month at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre’s medieval-themed open day. Activities include broadsword demonstrations, archaeological investigations, tours of the strong rooms, a quiz to identify medieval artefacts and an armour conservation lab where children can make their own helmet and shield….