Local Studies Resource Pack

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Teachers can make a visit to the History Centre to research and copy local studies materials or you can order a local studies resource pack that will be tailored to your geographical area in Wiltshire or Swindon and to an historical period of your choice. The following sources are available:

  • Historic and OS maps.
  • Local newspapers.
  • Historic and aerial photographs.
  • Census returns.
  • Court records.
  • Poor law records.
  • School admission registers and log books.

Popular topic areas include Victorians, railways and canals, 20th Century (First and Second World Wars). Please also see our Local Studies Workshop.


Prices from £35 +VAT.
Photographs, old, large and fragile documents will be scanned and additional charges may apply. Packs will be sent electronically. Please specify if you require hard copies.

For further information or to place an order please contact the education officer, Ruth Butler on 01249 705529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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