Who is the site aimed at?
• Current residents of the Village.
• Past residents who want to know how the Village is surviving without them.
• Future residents who want to know when a house comes up for sale.
• Future residents who want to know about the Village before moving in.
• Anyone looking for information about their ancestors who lived here.
• Anyone who wants to promote a Village activity.

What information is available?
• A brief history of the Village and its surroundings.
• An introduction to places of interest nearby.
• Details about Events organised by the Village Committee.
• Information about people with a connection to the village.
- see which books are available.

*new date* Sunday 26th May 10:30am

Purton Stoke is a small village in North East Wiltshire, population 175, 75 houses, with a public house, The Bell Inn, 3 working dairy farms - Ponds Farm, Meadow Farm and Hardings Farm, and at least 3 former farms - Dairy Farm, Manor Farm and Brook Farm. There is a former Methodist Chapel, a former Post Office and shop, 3 former Schools and a disused Mineral Water Spa. The River Key, a tributary of the Thames, runs along the Western Boundary. CHECK THE CURRENT RIVER LEVEL. It is subject to flooding. At the eastern boundary is Blunsdon Station on the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Line (with Steam Trains), and the remains of the North Wilts Canal that was buit in 1819, and abandoned in 1914. Action is being taken to try to open it up again. At the end of the Stoke Common Lane to the West lies a Wild Flower Meadow and Blake Hill Farm Nature Reserve and Braydon Forest. I Cricklade, 2 miles away is a Fritillary Meadow. In 2010, we bought the Telephone Kiosk from BT for 1, and spent a few more pounds than that on cleaning it, rubbing it down and repainting and changing it into a village assett. We now use it as a library / book exchange.
There was a very limited no. 61 bus service and a no. 53 bus service.
There is a very active YOUNG FARMERS' CLUB.
You can see and print their information sheet.
Information and pictures will be added to this site, so please come back to catch up on the stories that include:

boxBox with books May 2012 spa
Purton Stoke Mineral Spa 2011
The restored former BT Box, now taken over by the Village in 2010, together with the Village Entrance planters.


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Sylvia Hawkes 1926