Timeline events for date 1872

Comunity Date Events
1872 - 1876 Francis Kilvert, the diarist, serving his father as curate at Langley Burrell; people and events in the area appear in his published Diaries
Broughton Gifford 1872 Further grant of £105. 15s. 10d. authorised to the school, consequently a new school building is erected.
Great Somerford 1872 Walter Powell gives the village its reaading room
Marlborough 1872 Savernake Hospital moved to present day location on London Road
Melksham 1872 The United Reformed Church built; Melksham Methodist Chapel is rebuilt in Market Place
Minety 1872 Parish became part of Malmesbury Rural District
Pewsey 1872 Pewsey Rural District Council formed; King's Corner school enlarged
Purton 1872 St.Mary's church restored to the designs of architect William Butterfield at a cost of £2,500; skeleton of a woman found in a walled-up chapel in St. Mary's church
Ramsbury 1872 Angela Burdett-Coutts becomes the first woman to receive the freedom of the city of London for her philanthropy among the city's poor
Sherston 1872 Silk Mill built and run by Joseph Davenport & Sons on Brook Hill; Sherston Temperance Movement meeting
Wilton 1872 Methodist Reform Church opened in Kingsbury Square; Blondin, a famous tightrope walker, performs in Wilton Park before an audience of 20,000 people