Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters
The copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge. It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.
Marlborough Area Foodbank distribution centre at Christchurch will re-launch on the morning of Friday November 17. With the support of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) it is hoped to offer a home distribution service as well as raise awareness of what the Food Bank can offer and who can benefit from it.
Hard on the heels of one of Marlborough's perceived major problems - parking - is the other - housing needs, especially for young people. On Tuesday evening next week (24 October) at 7pm there will be another public meeting at the Town Hall, this time with consultants Cobweb Consulting presenting the findings of the recently conducted Housing Needs Analysis.
Feast of Food, to be held in the Norwood Hall, Marlborough College on Sunday October 22 from 10 am to 4 pm, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Organised by Cancer Research UK Marlborough Fundraising Group all profits go straight to Cancer Research. The Marlborough group have raised a staggering £888,000 over twenty years and are keen to make it a million!
REVIEW: Kontakt and clay - Julia Schuster exhibition at the Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College
Although Julia Schuster's chief medium is clay – she has recently been awarded the role of 'Future Light in Ceramics Ambassador' by an international panel of judges - she is equally at home using video, photography and the written word.
After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on Oxfam today
The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.
Do you recognise this man? Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough.
At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.
The woman gave the man £125 as advance payment for the cigarettes and the man gave the couple his contact details and then left with the money.
OK….. we all know that Marlborough has a parking problem, don’t we? We don’t need anyone to tell us this, it’s as clear as the sky is blue and sun is yellow? But the study conducted by an independent consultant commissioned through the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan (MANP) and presented last night’s meeting at the Town Hall (Monday 16 October) provided us with clear and detailed evidence that our perceptions were very much grounded in reality.
Pewsey now has its very own climbing wall. Situated at St Francis School, Pewsey, the wall is available for use by local schools and community groups as well as St Francis School Pupils.
Just before the meeting of Marlborough Town Council's planning committee, Debbie Wilson of the Marlborough and District Lions Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Town Mayor towards the costs of refurbishing and equipping the former Youth Centre - to create the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre. It was one of two bits of good news for the project.
Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years
The Nomads team from Marlborough RFC, the club's second XV keeps alive the name and spirit of the original Marlborough Nomads. Marlborough, along with several other clubs still in existence such as Blackheath were synonymous with the early development of Rugby as a sport in the latter nineteenth century. The original Marlborough Nomads and Rosslyn Park Nomads merged into one club at Rosslyn Park back in 1911 but last Saturday (14 October) the two Nomad teams met again for the first time in 107 years.
Newbury Racecourse: Worthington's Armed Forces Raceday - with free entry for serving military and British Legion members
For the tenth consecutive year, Newbury Racecourse will welcome members of the Armed Forces and Royal British Legion on Saturday, October 28 for its final Flat meeting of the season. Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday will also see the launch of the local 2017 Poppy Appeal.
Parked atop the town's agenda: public meeting on Marlborough's car parks as Wiltshire consults on raising parking revenue
As part of the work to prepare for the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan a Car Parking Study was commissioned - funded by a grant. This can now be downloaded from the Neighbourhood Plan website.
Marlborough's traffic crisis: lots of 'amateur traffic engineers' & a warning from history at town council meeting
The planning committee of the Town Council (October 9) had two proposals before it to solve just two of Marlborough's individual traffic problems. They also heard a dire warning from recent history and a plea for a strategic approach to the town's traffic crisis.
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- GWH meets more financial turbulence - PFI payments take their toll
- £559,300 National Lottery grant helps secure future for Crofton Beam Engines
- Juliet Wood: ‘Music Beaches Family’ at The White Horse Bookshop’s gallery - Seeing the familiar...yet not
- The phenomenal Marlborough LitFest 2017: books, writers, a lively café & happy audiences
- New NHS 111 service for Wiltshire confirmed - with a local clinical hub
- Methera Chamber Folk Group to play at Tidcombe Church: “Putting the sparkle back into tradition”
- More than just a jab: Great Bedwyn Surgery raise £1,500 for Air Ambulance at their combined Flu Jab and Fete
- Town Council wins Lottery grant towards Marlborough Community & Youth Centre refurbishment
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- Green token Community Support scheme raises £360 for Marlborough Tennis Club's new courts appeal
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- It's not just HGVs - Army gets in on the act as well
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- An online drug dealer who peddled steroids to fund his own cocaine habit has been spared jail
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- Building work on Salisbury Road development to begin in November
- Barbury Castle Estate sheep win more prizes at the Royal Berkshire Show
- LitFest 2017: when Marlborough hosts a great and varied host of writers
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- Loaded with cupcakes, the Healthwatch NHS roadshow is in Marlborough on Wednesday, 20 September
- Final permission granted to Redrow for housing on the Salisbury Road development
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- Honeystreet Cafe - shock closure announcement
- ‘Inflationary’ increase in car park charges as from next August, with consultation due regarding other proposed charge increases
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