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Dec 29, 2013 - Day 2 - Chippenham

It was a really frosty start and we walked past Castle Combe and back to the cottage through lanes and bridle paths. We drove to a nearby farm produce shop and then walked around Chippenham and ate a pasty walking along the riverside. We shopped in Sainsbury's in Chipping Sodbury and then spent the night in the cottage.

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Aug 10, 2010 - Archive Visit to Chippenham

Today was a visit to the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham. The parish records and associated documents from Downton are found here. In England, parish records are gathered in the “county seat”, so normally, if your ancestors move from town to town, they are usually found in the same archives (assuming that they have not moved to the next county). The train trip from Moreton-in-Marsh was uneventful. I met Bo and Pie (not sure what that is a short form of) from Atlanta, Georgia, who were traveling to Bath to rent a car and...

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