Editorial, Sally Thomson

 
St. Sampson’s Church, Cricklade

St. Sampson’s Church, Cricklade

The AGM this summer was held on the 7 June in the Jenner Hall at Cricklade, high up in the north of the county, close to the Gloucestershire border. Numbers were down, but this may have been due to other events being on the same day. No speaker had been booked, as it was felt the visit to Cricklade Museum, which was to follow the meeting, would be sufficient. Unfortunately, the Curator failed to turn up to open the Museum. However, Dr Virginia Bainbridge nobly came to the rescue with a short talk about her work on the Cricklade volume of the VCH, which was most enlightening. Tea, (which was taken amid an influx of Bournemouth Male Voice Choir members, who had been double booked with us), was followed by a visit to St Sampson’s Church, a fine 15th century wool church, and members were able to spend some time looking at its glories.

The Society’s 2009 Annual Meeting will be held on 13 June at 2.30 pm in East Knoyle Village Hall (adjacent to the parish church). After the business meeting Professor Caroline Dakers will speak on ‘Victorian landed estates and their owners in south-west Wiltshire’ and, as well as refreshments, there will be an opportunity to explore this interesting village.