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A new trail has been launched by Calne Pocket Park which promises to take you on a fascinating journey through the history and arts heritage of our town.

discover calne 1The 'Discover Calne' trail has been created by Sue Boddington and Tim Havenith, Trustees of Calne Heritage Centre; local historian, Nick Baxter and Calne Town Councillor, John Boaler.

Fiona Campbell, Chair of the Pocket Park and project leader, wanted the team to look beyond the well known history and to ensure that the trail captured the important history of some of the women of Calne.

This wasn’t a difficult task as Calne has seen more than its fair share of influential, and community-focused, women. These women include Ellinor Gabriel, a founder of St. Mary’s School, and Caroline Guthrie, founder of a children’s hospital in Calne.

discover calne mapOther points of interest along the trail include information on Joseph Priestly, one of the first scientists to discover oxygen, Jan Ingenhousz who discovered photosynthesis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian.

The trail covers 1.7 miles and highlights various stages of Calne's rich and varied history and heritage.

You can collect a free copy of the trail leaflet from the shed at the Calne Pocket Park which is situated at the bottom of The Pippin.

For those wanting to know more, a companion webpage can be accessed with a QR code on the calne