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Thriving Through Venture students from Marlborough and Calne deliver report in Parliament

25 Jan 2020 Nick Maurice

On Wednesday 22 January six students from St John’s School in  Marlborough, Marlborough College, Kingsbury Green School, Calne and St Mary’s, Calne presented a report on the issue of migration to the All Party Group for Migration in the House of Lords and asked vital questions of politicians on some of the...

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Kitchen Porter – Catering - Marlborough College

25 Jan 2020

  Kitchen Porter – Catering     We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our Catering team as a Kitchen Porter.  You will be required to assist within all areas of the College catering operation.  Essential requirements are the ability to work on your own, or as part of a small team,...

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Display and Visual Merchandiser - The Merchants House

25 Jan 2020

Display and Visual Merchandiser   eight hours per week    We are seeking a creative, self-motivated, proactive and organised person with experience in window dressing in a similar retail setting.The key parts of the post are: Change window displays and centre tables within the shop with themes and seasonal product Retail experience in a similar shop...

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Bigger Bloom for Marlborough as the Town is selected to represent South West in Britain in Bloom

24 Jan 2020

Marlborough was announced this week as one of the seventy finalist towns vying to win the UK’s largest community gardening competition

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Obituary: David Uttley - 1939 - 2019

24 Jan 2020 Dianne Uttley

David returned to education teaching at Pewsey Vale School where he taught for 21 years.  During this time he set up a livestock unit & wildlife area.  Educational cruises & visits to the Gambia were also part of his time there.  He ran a popular fishing club taking pupils to...

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Danny Kruger MP - Monthly Column

24 Jan 2020 Danny Kruger

On Monday, the House of Commons passed a motion approving the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s legislative programme which was read out by Her Majesty before Christmas and has been debated over the last 10 days.  To my mind this vote was as significant as the passage of the Brexit Bill,...

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Stonebridge Meadow meeting sees definitive evidence that otters are back in the River Kennet

23 Jan 2020 A Correspondent

A highlight of Wednesday evening’s Stonebridge Meadow Annual Review in Marlborough (January 22) was a screening of video footage showing an adult and two young otters in the river - just one mark of the success of the habitat management of the site. 

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Bishop of Ramsbury opens Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse

23 Jan 2020 Sue Round

Earlier this week, the Bishop of Ramsbury, the Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey, led a service of thanksgiving and dedication and formally declared the Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse open. 

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Wiltshire Council faces up to the NHS changes - and promotes the virtual meeting

23 Jan 2020

Last summer, when Councillor Philip Whitehead took over from Baroness Scott as leader of Wiltshire Council, he inherited the position of joint chairman of the county's Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). 

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Mark Cooper confirmed as next year's Mayor and Andy Wilson to be his Deputy

22 Jan 2020

  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper was confirmed as the next Mayor of Marlborough at Monday's (20 January) meeting of the Full Town Council.

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Events Calendar

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Monday 04 February 2019, 13:30
MARLBOROUGH & DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GUILD

 

Monday, 4 February 2019 at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge

 

CERTAINE WYTCHES - FEAR, MYTH & MAGIC

a talk by Anne Jackson

 

David Birks from Trowbridge Museum started the New Year off with his talk 1000 years of Warp and Weft. 
He began by pointing to the reasons why the area of West Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Westbury & Bradford on Avon)

was so important to the wool trade:  

it had downland for sheep, rivers to wash wool and later to power machinery,

and a good supply of Fullers Earth clay - important in the finishing of woollen cloth.
He showed a warp weighed loom which was superseded by the horizontal loom in the twelfth century. 

By the mid fifteenth century it became a regional trade with a wool mark of quality issued by an Aulnager

and clothiers responsible for the complete process from raw wool to cloth. 

In the seventeenth century cloth workers from the continent brought new techniques and equipment.
By the mid-eighteenth century Georgian money-saving inventions brought a period of industrial unrest. 

At the beginning of the nineteenth century clothiers built mills and factories and the Kennet & Avon Canal

was constructed to enable coal to be brought economically from Somerset.  
In 1860 the wool industry was at its peak.  During wartime military cloth was produced, but the industry

lost out eventually to Scotland, Yorkshire and the continent ending locally in 1982.

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