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Sun smiles on Marlborough for 'in Bloom' judging

24 Jul 2019

The sun shone, the temperature soared to near-record levels and Marlborough looked its best for the visit of judges from the Royal Horticultural Society as they toured the town to view the overall floral displays and the range of fifteen 'In Your Neighbourhood' individual entries.  

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Wiltshire Council given 'Good' rating for its children's services

23 Jul 2019 A Correspondent

“Children increasingly receive the help and support they need from the right people at the right time” - that’s the verdict of Ofsted inspectors who visited Wiltshire Council recently to review children’s social care services.

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Merlin Court care home 'requires improvement'

23 Jul 2019

Following an inspection in May, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given Marlborough's Merlin Court care home the overall rating of 'requires improvement'.

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999 what’s your emergency? Preshute pupils learn how to save lives

23 Jul 2019 Sue Round

Pupils at Preshute Primary have become mini life-savers after first aid training delivered by ex-teacher Louise Worsley of Worsley Training.

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Marlborough & District LINK tea party celebrates new logo

23 Jul 2019 Sue Round

Marlborough & District LINK, the team of volunteers who offer good neighbour help with transport, shopping and other practical assistance, held a special tea party for clients and guests on Saturday (July 20) at Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge.

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St Mary's Primary gets playground funds

23 Jul 2019 Sue Round

A cheque for the Town Council's grant to Marlborough St. Mary’s of £600 towards the second stage of their playground equipment has been presented to the Headteacher, Anne Schwodler.

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World's top Eventers Tim and Jonelle Price awarded recognition by the Town

23 Jul 2019

The World's top equestrian Eventing couple, Tim and Jonelle Price who are based in Mildenhall were awarded with a dedicated momento by Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall at the start of last night's (Monday, 22 July) full Town Council meeting as recognition for their outstanding achievements.  

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Platinum awards for Wiltshire GP practices supporting unpaid carers

22 Jul 2019 A Correspondent

GP practices in Wiltshire going above and beyond for unpaid carers were recognised at the Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) Investors in Carers GP Accreditation Scheme Awards at Devizes Town Hall (July 17) - pictured above.

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Pewsey Vale School student’s art work chosen for Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show

22 Jul 2019 Sue Round

An art work produced by Jessica Blundell, a GCSE Textiles student at Pewsey Vale School has been chosen to be exhibited in the first ever Young Artists Summer Show at the Royal Academy in London.

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Judgement Day beckons for Marlborough in Bloom (tomorrow, Tues 23 July)

22 Jul 2019

Marlborough's success in this year's South West in Bloom competition will be determined tomorrow (Tuesday 23 July) when the panel of RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) judges, accompanied by Lady Emma Fellowes, patron of SWiB, decends on the town to cast keen and experienced eyes over overall the floral excellence of...

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Embroiderers’ Guild Summer Exhibition reels in the crowds

Left to right:  Ros Lomas Ann Smith Clare Russell in front of Ros and Ann's textile artLeft to right: Ros Lomas Ann Smith Clare Russell in front of Ros and Ann's textile artLife’s rich tapestry was on display in the Marlborough and District Embroiderers’ Guild Summer Exhibition, held in Kennet Valley Hall this weekend, June 24, 25.

The exhibition was the culmination of two year’s work from the Guild’s sixty four members.  Visitors, over a hundred a day, came from far and wide, from Ilminster, from Basingstoke, from Wales. 

Klimt as textile artKlimt as textile artRos Lomas, Publicity, told marlborough.news,  “It’s been wonderful.  The variety of work on display is amazing.”

“The exhibition gives members a chance to show what they do and to show visitors their skills,” added Ann Smith, Joint Chair of the Guild.

The exhibition displayed a variety of textile art and embroidery, some handstitched, some machine stitched, some made on an embellisher.  There were examples from the many different workshops run by guest lecturers that members had participated in such as: Making Dorset ButtonsJapanese StencillingFrame Tapestry Weaving,Coiled Pots and Baskets

There was something for everyone.  Maria Fraser ran a special workshop for children.  The Guild are keen to encourage young embroiderers and run special workshops for them every half term.

Many of the different styles of textile art were on display in the special project, Take a Line.  Members had created pieces of textile art on a specifically sized canvas.  A wide range of colours, fabrics, textures and designs was used with a line incorporated into the design. 

Take a Line exhibition piecesTake a Line exhibition piecesThese pieces will also be displayed at Gallery 81, the West Country Quilt and Textile Show at the University of the West of England from August 30 until September 1.

From the different workshopsFrom the different workshopsAs well as making and wearing their own handcrafted rosettes, members also demonstrated a range of skills to visitors.  Clare Russell, Joint Chair of the Guild, demonstrated the craft of Rug Ragging which makes rugs out of old blankets with moth holes, coats and pieces of tweed using the Proggy technique.

The childrens textile art from day one of the exhibitionThe childrens textile art from day one of the exhibition“We’ve had loads of people and a wonderful two days with lots of cakes and refreshments,” commented Clare.

If you missed the exhibition there will be a chance to see some of the exhibits as part of Open Studios in July.

Marlborough and District Embroiderers’ Guildmeet on the first Monday of every month. Click here To find out more.

 

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