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a B Bond Warehouse (via Create Centre), Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN t 0117 922 4224 w bristolmus­eums.org.uk/


The Archdeacon­ry of Swindon transferre­d to the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, so its Bishops’ Transcript­s can be found in Bristol.

Historic England Archive

a The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EH

t 01793 414600 e archive@historicen­gland.org. uk

w historicen­gland.org.uk/


This archive has over 12 million photos, drawings and reports.

Salisbury Cathedral Archives

a Chapter Office, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF t 01722 555120 w salisburyc­athedral.org.uk The records here span 900 years and include minute books, correspond­ence and deeds.

Swindon Central Library

a Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG

t 01793 463238 e localstudi­es@swindon.gov.uk

w swindon.gov.uk/info/20026/ libraries/302/local_studies_ local_history_and_genealogy

The borough’s local-studies material is on the library’s second floor; browse highlights at flickr. com/photos/swindonloc­al. There are also staff newsletter­s and papers for firms such as Austin Rover, British Rail, Garrard, Great Western Railway, Pressed Steel, Wills Tobacco and Vickers.

Wiltshire And Swindon History Centre

a Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN

t 01249 705500 e heritagead­min@wiltshire.gov. uk w wshc.eu

The centre looks after parish registers, probate material, and records of courts, schools, hospitals and businesses, and offers a paid research service. There is also an extensive photograph/print collection of more than 53,000 images. A forthcomin­g app will offer heritage walks around sites in Salisbury.

GROUPS AND SOCIETIES Wiltshire Family History Society

a Unit 3, Bath Road Business Centre, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 1XA

t 01380 724379 e society@wiltshiref­hs.co.uk w wiltshiref­hs.co.uk

The society runs branch meetings in Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury, Swindon and Westbury. There are various online research aids open to all, with more detail for members.

Wiltshire Record Society

w wiltshirer­ecordsocie­ty.org.uk You can download many texts published by the society for free.


a Prince Philip Barracks, Lyneham, Chippenham SN15 4XX

t 01249 894869 e enquiries@rememuseum.org. uk w rememuseum.org.uk

The archive at the museum of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers is ordinarily open to the public by appointmen­t. There’s also a research service.

7KH 5LÁHV %HUNVKLUH And Wiltshire Museum

a The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX t 01722 419419 e curator@thewardrob­e.org.uk w thewardrob­e.org.uk

This museum’s website includes a surname search tool and transcribe­d War Diaries.

Salisbury Museum

a The King’s House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN

t 01722 332151 e museum@salisburym­useum. org.uk

w salisburym­useum.org.uk

The collection­s here include material relating to local industry.

STEAM — The Museum Of The Great Western Railway

a Fire Fly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2EY

t 01793 466637 e adminsteam@swindon.gov.uk

w steam-museum.org.uk

Alongside timetables, photos, drawings and plans, the museum has bound volumes of the Great Western Railway Magazine.

Wiltshire Museum

a 41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS

t 01380 727369 e archive@wiltshirem­useum. org.uk w wiltshirem­useum.org.uk

The museum’s library and archive include transcript­s of parish registers, memorial inscriptio­ns, and electoral registers.

WEBSITES 0RRQUDNHUV :LOWVKLUH Genealogy And Wiltshire History

w moonrakers.org.uk

This long-running heritage and family history site is unmissable.

Royal Voluntary Service Archive

w bit.ly/rvs-archive

The heritage collection in Devizes is currently closed, but staff hope to offer a ‘Virtual Reading Room’ from January 2021.

Wiltshire At War

w www.wiltshirea­twar.org.uk Find out more about the county’s role in the First World War.

Wiltshire Community History

w history.wiltshire.gov.uk/


This website has informatio­n about 261 county communitie­s.

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