As things stand the Dilton Marsh Local History Society are not in a position to deliver their usual range of historical presentations.

We feel it only sensible to continue taking appropriate precautions against virus spread. This is not only for the safety of our members but of course our visiting speakers, who so far have indicated a willingness to rearrange as and when the situation changes for the better.

As disappointing as this may be we would encourage members to make best use of the society Web Site and review some of the findings with respect to our village history. One area which some may find of particular interest is to listen to recordings of villagers who lived through the WW2 period and perhaps consider how previous generations have faced up potential dangers, hardships etc.

One aspect I picked up on is just how the style and sound of language has changed, with genuine Wiltshire accents now being quite hard to find. Sadly we have already lost some of those contributors but their memories will live on through they recordings.

Of course as and when we get a better idea as to how things are progressing with vaccine developments etc etc. then you may be sure we will get things moving as soon as possible.

Should you have requests as to how best use the History Society web site then do let me know and I’m sure we can come up with appropriate advice.

Graham Noble

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