Goldiggers night club opened in Chippenham, Wiltshire in 1981. It became a premier night club in the region and an important venue in the music scene of the 80s and 90s.
For nearly 20 years it played host to the top bands of its day and became part of Richard Branson, Virgin chain, of go to nightspots. However after a decline in the late 1990s the club closed in 2000 and the Art Deco building was demolished.
In 2017 Chippenham Museum in collaboration with Wiltshire College and University Centre set out to tell the story of this important local music venue.
Over 40 interviews were conducted by Wiltshire College media students, with those who had memories of the club, and these can be viewed on the project website, Goldiggers Memories. Due to lockdown a short documentary planned by the students was delayed but it is hoped that this will be completed and available to view on the project website soon.
Goldiggers has been remembered with great fondness by club goers and staff alike and the project has evoked memories which prove that although the club is gone it is definitely not forgotten.
Chippenham Museum is a town council funded accredited museum which tells the story of the Wiltshire market town and its surrounding villages from prehistoric times to the present day.