Chippenham in the 1970s

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Do you remember the trim phone, tank tops and tubular bells all popular in the 1970s?
The Friends of Chippenham Museum think it is time we got together to remember and celebrate that decade. For those who grew up in Chippenham what was the town like? What shops were there? What was it like before Pewsham and Cepan Park were built? If you are new to the town what did you do in the seventies and what did you wear?
We will be kicking off our seventies nostalgia at our coffee afternoon on Friday 1st April. Please come along with your memories. We plan to have a number of these afternoons and would eventually like to host a Chippenham in the Seventies exhibition for the museum, so please come along and join us.
The 1970s  saw the completion of the M4 motorway and it was soon realised that house prices in the M4 corridor would rapidly increase. In 1972 Esso opened their filling station at Leigh Delemare and soon after work started on the services. 
Jubilee 1977. Did you have a street party? Send us your pictures! Email down below.
The friends are also showing the occasional films of Chippenham in the 1970s during selected coffee afternoons. Click here for details.