Timeline events for date 1860

Comunity Date Events
1860 The child Savill Kent murdered at Rode Hill House - one of Wiltshire's most notorious murders; owing to a boundary change the site is now in Somerset
Amesbury 1860 Cemetery and mortuary chapel consecrated
Broughton Gifford 1860 Mr Seager and Mr Croker are landlords of The Bell
Broughton Gifford 1860 Large number of hand loom weavers still in parish; hand loom weaving industry dies out in Broughton Gifford due to the mechanisation of cloth production.
Calne 1860 Lord Shelburne presents a silver loving cup to the Corporation of Calne
Corsham 1860 Corsham Choral Society founded. The first conductor was Joseph Goold
Cricklade 1860 National School for Infants, endowed by John Pater, built at the north end of the town on site of former foundry
Downton 1860 A cottage hospital existed.
Marlborough 1860 - 1863 The Marlborough and Hungerford Express printed weekly
Pewsey 1860 There is a bank in Pewsey from this time
Pewsey 1860 Hill fair at Martinsell ceases
Pewsey 1860 The Plumber's Arms in High Street (now Alfred's) and The Crown at World's End opened
Purton 1860 - 1920 Mineral waters from the Salts Hole sold commercially
Ramsbury 1860 There are 2 horse-drawn fire engines in the village by this time; watercress industry established in the parish
Sherston 1860 Bakery behind the Tolsey ran by the Hill family
Sherston 1860 The school is separated to form girls' and boys' schools
Westbury 1860 New buildings added to Bitham Mill
Wilton 1860 Brewer's Agricultural Merchants founded by Albert Brewer as a blacksmiths