It happened to be the day upon which Corsham’s Twinning Association had run its French Market Morning for several years. We asked them if they would join forces to make Civic Day an event for the whole community and they jumped at the idea.
A programme of seven activities was devised with the Twinning Market taking centre stage. The High Street was closed, the bunting was resplendent and several town centre shops took the opportunity to set up stalls outside their premises, including the Heritage & Information Centre. The weather cooperated and townsfolk turned out in their hundreds. BBC Wiltshire Radio sent a roving reporter. Duncan Hames, MP, dropped in.
James Methuen-Campbell led a guided walk for primary school children around the gardens of Corsham Court. Two Toddler Workshop sessions were held at the Methuen Arms Hotel, and The Pound Embroidery Group staged a marvellous exhibition of its contribution to the 14,000 pennants being made for the 2012 Olympics by “Quilts 4 London”. The Question is … Can we do even better next year? Saturday 23 June 2012 is its Civic Day.