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Melksham (/ˈmɛlkʃəm/) is a medium-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 Melkesam (for the hundred) and Milsham (for the town itself). There are nine schools in Melksham. Melksham also has a very popular football team in a small league. The population of Melksham in 2014 was estimated to be 19,344.[2]

Pre-Schools[change | change source]

  • Sunflowers Pre-School
  • Bowerhill Pre-school
  • King Fishers Pre-School
  • ABC Day Pre-School

Shops in Melksham[change | change source]

  • Asda
  • Sainsburys
  • Aldi
  • Lidl
  • Nat west
  • Mc Donalds
  • Factory shop
  • Sports bug

References[change | change source]

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