Melksham

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Melksham (/ˈmɛlkʃəm/) is a small-sized English town, on the River Avon in the county of Wiltshire.[1] It is 10 miles (16 km) east of the city of Bath and 6 mi (10 km) south of Chippenham. Melksham is 6 mi (10 km) west of Devizes and 12 mi (19 km) north of Warminster on the A350 national route.

The name is thought to come from "meolc", the Old English word for milk, and "ham", a village. On John Speed's map of Wiltshire (1611), the name is spelt both Melksham (for the hundred) and Melksham (for the town itself). There are nine schools in Melksham. Melksham also has a very popular football and rugby team that play competitive matches in a small league. The population of Melksham in 2019 is 19,357[2]. In Melksham there is a park called King George, it has a tennis court and a football court all together in one. It has a massive field with lots of apertures and swings.

Pre-Schools[change | change source]

  • Bowerhill Pre-school
  • King Fishers Pre-School
  • ABC Day Pre-School
  • Queensway Chapel
  • Little Robins
  • Little Joeys
  • Sunflowers Pre-School

Shops[change | change source]

  • Sainsburys
  • Aldi
  • Lidl
  • Mc Donalds
  • Factory shop
  • Sports Bug
  • the toy master
  • Peacocks
  • Savers
  • Specsavers
  • Greg's
  • Boots
  • Co-op
  • Iceland
  • Waitrose
  • Greggs
  • Leeks
  • Starbucks
  • Melksham Flower Shop
  • Whitehall
  • The Garden Centre

Restaurant[change | change source]

  • The Milk Churn
  • the Bear
  • Weather Spoons
  • Kings Arms
  • The Water Meadow
  • The Reffa Tandori
  • Mc Donalds

Walks in Melksham[change | change source]

  • Conigre Mead
  • River Avon
  • Melksham Forest

References[change | change source]

  1. "Melksham". VisitWiltshire. 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. "Melksham (Wiltshire)". City Population. Retrieved 18 April 2016.