Pewsey Heritage Centre

Pewsey Heritage Centre Pewsey Heritage Centre is Pewsey Vale's museum. The Centre's collection reflects the past life and times of the people of the beautiful Vale of Pewsey, set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

The collections highlight the social, agricultural and industrial aspects of rural England.

Operating as usual

29/06/2021

Great news, Pewsey Heritage Centre is re-opening

Great news, Pewsey Heritage Centre is re-opening
29/06/2021

Great news, Pewsey Heritage Centre is re-opening

Great news, Pewsey Heritage Centre is re-opening

17/06/2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE.

FOLLOWING THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT, THE TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS HAVE POSTPONED THE RE-OPENING OF THE HERITAGE CENTRE UNTIL

MONDAY, 5th JULY.

THIS WILL BE DONE WITH APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE TO SAFEGUARD BOTH VISITORS AND STAFF. ALSO, WE WILL NEED TO ADHERE TO ANY FURTHER REGULATIONS IN PLACE AT THAT TIME.

A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN RECENT WEEKS BOTH TO COMPLETE THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE EDUCATION CENTRE AND CLEARING AND CLEANING THE MUSEUM. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR A RANGE OF ON-GOING TASKS INCLUDING ASSISTING ON THE RECEPTION DESK.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW YOU COULD HELP, PLEASE CONTACT THE HERITAGE CENTRE ON 01672-563278 OR [email protected]

WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ONCE AGAIN.

24/12/2020

Have a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!!!

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UPDATEAS YOU WILL ALREADY BE AWARE, IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE FOR THE TRUSTEES TO OPEN PEWSEY HERITA...
03/12/2020

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UPDATE

AS YOU WILL ALREADY BE AWARE, IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE FOR THE TRUSTEES TO OPEN PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE DURING 2020. THE SAFETY OF BOTH OUR STAFF AND VISITORS HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR MAIN PRIORITY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

WE HAVE USED THE ENFORCED CLOSURE TO COMPLETE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WORK ON THE EDUCATION CENTRE AND TO UPDATE THE ACQUISITION RECORDS. SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND WITH APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE, OUR AIM IS TO OPEN AGAIN FROM SATURDAY, 27th MARCH 2021. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK THEN.

BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND STAY SAFE.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UPDATE

AS YOU WILL ALREADY BE AWARE, IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE FOR THE TRUSTEES TO OPEN PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE DURING 2020. THE SAFETY OF BOTH OUR STAFF AND VISITORS HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR MAIN PRIORITY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

WE HAVE USED THE ENFORCED CLOSURE TO COMPLETE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WORK ON THE EDUCATION CENTRE AND TO UPDATE THE ACQUISITION RECORDS. SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND WITH APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE, OUR AIM IS TO OPEN AGAIN FROM SATURDAY, 27th MARCH 2021. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK THEN.

BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND STAY SAFE.

17/09/2020

Pewsey Heritage Centre is currently closed.
AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE WHOLE OF 2020, BUT WE ARE PLANNING TO OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON. THIS WILL BE REVIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF THE SITUATION AND GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AT THAT TIME.

WE WISH OUR SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS ALL THE BEST AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

22/03/2020
Pewsey Heritage Centre

Pewsey Heritage Centre

AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 1st JULY 2020. THIS WILL BE REVIEWED IN JUNE IN THE LIGHT OF THE SITUATION AND GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AT THAT TIME.
WE WISH OUR SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS ALL THE BEST AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME

22/03/2020

AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 1st JULY 2020. THIS WILL BE REVIEWED IN JUNE IN THE LIGHT OF THE SITUATION AND GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AT THAT TIME.
WE WISH OUR SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS ALL THE BEST AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME

Your chance to influence a proposed White Horses Project!The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team ...
07/07/2019
White Horse Public Survey - Autumn 2019

Your chance to influence a proposed White Horses Project!

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team is hoping to develop and deliver a project based on the theme of the ‘Landscape of the White Horses’, but the staff need your help! Please take a couple of minutes to complete the brief survey in the attached link. Answering the questions will help the AONB team better understand the extent to which the White Horses are valued as well as tap your thoughts on how funding to support the project should be spent. Please complete the survey by 31st October 2019 and share the link with others, so that they may participate. Many thanks.
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13/06/2019

ROGER POPE

The Trustees of Pewsey Heritage Centre regret to announce the recent death of Roger Llewellyn Pope, long time Patron and Trustee and latterly, after a severe stroke left him housebound, the Centre's genealogy expert and, along with his wife Shirley, fount of all knowledge of past people and events in Pewsey Vale.

Roger, a man of strong socialist principles, was born, brought up and educated as a youngster in Pewsey, his secondary education being at Dauntsey's School near Devizes. Very much a 'people' person, Roger was for a time on the parliamentary staff of Anthony Wedgewood Benn, a man he very much admired. Roger married Shirley, begat two sons Simon and Will, settled down in Pewsey and commuted via Pewsey's none too efficient train service to London for many years. Roger was always keen on things Pewsey, was a staunch supported of the Carnival and published several much missed local history books of old photographs (all now unfortunately out of print). He had a large collection of Vale-based ephemera, some items of which were mounted in scrapbooks now held in the Centre.

When in about 1986 Pewsey Local History Society agreed to take on the task of setting up a small Heritage Centre based around the Victorian machine tools in the old Foundry building then belonging to Whatley and Co, Roger provided a deal of support to Michael Duckenfield, who, with a band of volunteers and the co-operation of Whatley management, took on the responsibility of setting up the Centre on behalf of the History Society. He donated many items from his personal collection to the Centre, and proved invaluable as a source of advice and information. When the Centre opened in 1992 Roger accepted the position, proposed by the other Trustees, as Patron of the Centre. Roger continued to provide support, aid and assistance to the Centre management, although having a full-time job stopped him from taking part in the minutiae of routine daily tasks. His active support was abruptly terminated by his severe stroke in 2014, although for a while he continued to offer support to Trustee meetings by telephone.

But thanks to modern technology and the internet for the last five years Roger and Shirley between them have run the Heritage Centre genealogy service, answering questions on Vale families from all over the world, giving advice, contacts and information, and more than once putting different branches of the same family in touch with each other. The Trustees have been very grateful for this, as it has kept the Centre as a real focal point for the world-wide and local Pewsey Vale and ex-Pewsey Vale families.

Roger will be sadly missed by his family, his friends both local and world wide, and not least by the Trustees and his co-volunteers in Pewsey Heritage Centre.

15/05/2019

THANK YOU FROM PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE!
With your fantastic pledges of money we managed to secure the Whatley's Victorian Water pump at the auction this morning. For those who still need to pledge money could make your cheques payable to Pewsey Heritage Centre and send them to Pewsey Heritage Centre, Avonside Works, High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5AF.
Thank you all for saving a piece of Whatley's and Pewsey's history.

14/05/2019

PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE NEED YOUR HELP!
Pewsey Heritage Centre are trying to raise money for a Victorian pump that was originally made at Whatleys, the pump is up for auction tomorrow and we need to raise some money quickly, can you contact us on [email protected] if you feel you can help. THANKS.

11/05/2019
Upavon

Upavon

Damage caused to Garage Site in Upavon

In the early hours of Saturday Morning a man about 6ft 2ins, medium build, wearing a black hoodie, caused a lot of damage to the fencing around the Garage Site at Upavon, this is an act of senseless criminal damage.
If anyone has any information about this individual please report it to the Police on 101 please.

Upavon Parish Council

Address

Pewsey
SN9 5AF

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+44 1672 562617

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My grandmother, Freda Fribance, emigrated from Pewsey to the USA about 1907. I intend to visit Pewsey later this year, and would like to find out as much as possible about any Fribance family members still residing there.
Had great fun pressing my apples today. Lovely apple juice. Thank you.