K&A Canal – 200 Year Anniversary

K&A Canal – 200 Year Anniversary

Buried clothes riddle solved

Buried clothes riddle solved

Buried treasure: Clare Pugh and her son Flynn (pictured above) found a hoard of hats, buckles, buttons and braces scattered around in the soil while out walking at Avoncliff. One of the more curious collections of objects brought into Finds Day was a hoard of old black felt hats, shoes, buckles, braces and buttons found...
Crossing the Ford - Avoncliff

Crossing the Ford – Avoncliff

This short clip shows the ford at Avoncliff.
New Halt Shelter

New Halt Shelter

Trevor Turpin - Environmental Consultant & Writer

Trevor Turpin – Environmental Consultant & Writer

Trevor has over thirty five years’ experience of environmental assessment and management. He currently divides his time between writing and consultancy. He has led or undertaken numerous Environmental Impact Assessments for proposed developments both in the UK and overseas. www.trevorturpin.co.uk
Avoncliff Halt - 100 Years Anniversary

Avoncliff Halt – 100 Years Anniversary

The whole village dressed in 1906 costume for the 100th anniversary in July 2006, together with silver band, refreshments and marquee – even Mr Brunel came to unveil our celebratory Running in Board!
Planted new pots & flowers for the train platforms

Planted new pots & flowers for the train platforms

Ghosts

Ghosts

The Blue Lady At a time when there were no roads to speak of in Avoncliff, folk would often use a footpath which led down from the top of the valley, behind the pub and on down to the river below. Now it just so happens, that the old footpath would have passed directly through...

The Kennet and Avon canal & Avoncliff

The Kennet and Avon canal, which passes through Avoncliff is one of the most splendid lengths of artificial waterway in Britain and is a fitting memorial to the canal age as a whole. John Rennie (1761 – 1821) is famous, among other things, for building Waterloo Bridge, London Bridge (now transported and re-built stone by...
Avoncliff Millenium Project

Avoncliff Millenium Project

To mark the start of the Millenium 2000. Avoncliff residents created a series of records, photos, drawings to record what life was like here in Avoncliff in the Year 2000. Here are just a few of the submissions.
Ancliff Down

Ancliff Down

It was on this piece of land, where the soil was deposited, that Anthony Dunsdon had the idea of using the redundant stone reservoir (which used to supply the workhouse with water) as a possible site for an underground house. He asked Hans Klaentschi, responsible for the Ancliff Square conversion to draw up plans for...
Avoncliff hamlet Botanical Survey

Avoncliff hamlet Botanical Survey

The Survey was conducted by Dave Green FLS, Botanical Recorder for the Botanical Society for the British Isles, North Wiltshire. Introduction The Survey was conducted by Dave Green FLS, Botanical Recorder for the Botanical Society for the British Isles, North Wiltshire and author of The Wiltshire Flora (1993). This brief survey was carried out during...
Plan of Avoncliff around 1800

Plan of Avoncliff around 1800