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Lifetime Achievement Award for Marlborough Tennis' Barbara Jones from the Wilts LTA

11-12-2018 Sue Round

Barbara Jones from Marlborough Tennis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association at their AGM last week.  The award was presented by the president of Wiltshire LTA, Sir Geoffrey Owen.

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1918 - the 'Peace Christmas': with results of war still evident, Marlborough retailers made great efforts to stock up for…

11-12-2018

As you take advantage of Marlborough High Street's late night shopping evening on Thursday (December 13), spare a thought for the town's shopkeepers at Christmas-time 1918.

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Great Western Hospital expands services ready for the real winter months

11-12-2018 A Correspondent

At the end of last week GWH staff were welcoming a much needed injection of long-term capital funding.  This week they were back to the immediate concerns of winter pressures on the hospital and on patients and staff.

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Message to Claire Perry - why keep on fracking?

10-12-2018 Jo Ripley

Sirs  Our MP, Claire Perry, also Minister of State for Energy, acknowledges climate change to be a very real threat and that she feels a sense of responsibility to deliver more rapid progress on emission reductions in the wake of the recent IPCC report warning of escalating climate-related risks.

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‘Deck the hall’…‘tis the season to be jolly’ and join in Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch

10-12-2018 Sue Round

Now in its sixteenth year, the Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall has become a Marlborough tradition.  It all began in 2002, when Joy and Nigel Kerton, hearing how a local lady would be alone on Christmas Day with a can of fish, decided to remedy the situation.

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Town Hall to resound to the Sounds of Christmas on 20 December

10-12-2018

Marlborough Town Hall will be filled with the magical sounds of Christmas on the evening of Thursday 20 December when a group of experienced singers stage ‘Sing a Song of Christmas’ to raise money for Manton Village Hall Refurbishment Fund.

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GWH to get £30 million of capital funding for expansion and new approaches to treatment

08-12-2018

Great Western Hospital has been successful in their bid for major natonal funding for capital projects to help expand its capacity.   GWH is now far too small for the large growth of Swindon's population - a growth that is still continuing - and the ageing population of the wide area...

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Pewsey Tennis Club wins top 2018 award as best club in Wiltshire

07-12-2018

At the annual meeting of the Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association (a branch of the national organisation) Pewsey Tennis Club achieved two notable awards - Pewsey Tennis Club was named 'Club of the Year' and Keith Hampson was named volunteer of the year. 

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Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator - Savernake Dental Practice

07-12-2018

  Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator   (part time to support endodontics, orthodontics, restorative and implants)     Salary:    Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Our offer to you: A competitive starting salary and the opportunity to increase this through training and development Fully funded CPD training, GDC registration, DBS and Professional Indemnity Progression and development Contributory pension scheme Modern...

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SEND school closures: parents right to be concerned

06-12-2018 Sylvia Card

Sirs    In response to Jo Waltham’s article on the closure of the three schools for children with special education needs and disabilities, I can understand why some parents are pleased that the proposed new school will  be built on the Rowdeford site.  Rowdeford is an excellent school and parents and staff campaigned...

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Remembrance Commemoration at 7th Wilts War Memorial in Salisbury Road and at Marlborough's Cemeteries

Mayor Lisa Farrell, the Town Council and Officers from 4MI Battalion lay wreaths of remembrance at the 7th Wilts MemorialMayor Lisa Farrell, the Town Council and Officers from 4MI Battalion lay wreaths of remembrance at the 7th Wilts Memorial

Earlier today (Friday 9 November) the Town Council and members of 4MI Batallion based in Bullford layed wreaths of commemoration at the 7th Wilts Memorial at the junction of Salisbury Road and London Road.

 

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11 NOVEMBER 1918 - ARMISTICE DAY: how the 'glad tidings' came early to Marlborough - and how the town reacted

The official announcement.  In this poor quality image Town Hall columns, mace and the Mayor's attendants can be made out - in the foreground are men wearing service caps - some intent on the photographer rather than the Mayor. [SEE FOOTNOTE]The official announcement. In this poor quality image Town Hall columns, mace and the Mayor's attendants can be made out - in the foreground are men wearing service caps - some intent on the photographer rather than the Mayor. [SEE FOOTNOTE]There is no better way to tell the story of Marlborough's Monday, 11 November 1918 than in the words of its local newspaper - the Marlborough Times - whose journalists claimed a part in bringing the news of the end of the war to the town so swiftly and, most importantly, before it had reached many other towns.

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BBC Children in Need and The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge comes to Marlborough

The team from the One Show's Rickshaw ChallengeThe team from the One Show's Rickshaw ChallengeAt approximately 3pm on Monday (12 November) Marlborough will have the chance to see the Children in Need Rickshaw as it passes through the town doing a lap of the High Street before attempting the daunting Kingsbury Street en route to the overnight stop at Royal Wooton Bassett.  This will be the fourth day of the 423 mile route.

 

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Marlborough Celebrant wins national award

Emily Rawlinson prize winning celebrantEmily Rawlinson prize winning celebrantMarlborough's Emily Rawlinson is delighted to be the first ever winner of the ‘Most Outstanding Family and Couples Celebrant Award’, presented at the National Celebrant Convention on September 27.

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New Great War engravings: Rabley Gallery commemorates centenaries of Wilfred Owen's death & the Armistice

Neil Bousfield "With Whom Their Love is Done (Spring Offensive)"  Engraving (2018)Neil Bousfield "With Whom Their Love is Done (Spring Offensive)" Engraving (2018)To mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death (4 November 1918) and the centenary of the war's end - Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 - Neil Bousfield was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a series of prints to accompany a new edition of Wilfred Owen’s poetry.

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Kennet Valley community to honour the fallen at the Kennet Valley Hall on Armistice Sunday

Lychgate at Fyfield Church, a memorial to the fallen of WW1 now to be joined by a dedicated copse of trees adjacent to the Kennet Valley HallLychgate at Fyfield Church, a memorial to the fallen of WW1 now to be joined by a dedicated copse of trees adjacent to the Kennet Valley HallOn Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, residents of four Kennet Valley villages - Fyfield, Lockeridge, West Overton and East Kennett will meet at the Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge to honour those who fell in the Great War.   The fallen will be remembered by the dedication of a copse of trees planted in their memory and marked by the unveiling of a plaque.

 

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'Roll of Honour Event': a tribute to the people of Marlborough and the roll they played in the Great War

The cover of the programme for Saturday's 'Roll of Honour' to be held at the Town HallThe cover of the programme for Saturday's 'Roll of Honour' to be held at the Town HallOn the eve of the Armistice Centenary, on the evening of Saturday 10 November between 7:00 and 9:30 pm the Town Council will be hosting a special commemmorative event, a 'Roll of Honour', which will be a tribute to the people of Marlborough and the part they played in the Great War.

 

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Coopers Meadow Play Area finally open

Mayor Lisa Farrell and Cllr Mark Cooper declare new Coopers Meadow Play Area formally openMayor Lisa Farrell and Cllr Mark Cooper declare new Coopers Meadow Play Area formally openA large crowd mainly comprising children and parents attended the formal opening of the new Coopers Meadow Play Area when it finally opened on Friday (2 November).  Mayor Lisa Farrell wielded a large pair of gold plated scissors to cut the red ribbon and declare that the play park was open for all the young children to use.

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Marlborough Rugby: Last Gasp Old Centralians Try Steals the Points from Marlborough

Clean take in the line-outClean take in the line-out

Marlborough 24  -  26  Old Centralians

 

A weekend of brilliant rugby began with a fantastic game at The Common in a 50-point thriller, with kick-off half an hour before England’s first Autumn International.  Marlborough, looking for a bounce-back after losing their seven-game winning streak at Newbury last Saturday faced Old Centralians, fourth in the table, aiming to win again after thrashing Chippenham 47-3 last time out.

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