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Front of House Assistant - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16 Sep 2019

  Front of House Assistant    Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre    In the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, Sheepdrove is home to a wedding venue, conference centre, natural burial ground, guest accommodation, reed bed system, ancient woodland and working organic farm.The successful candidate will work within our busy Sales...

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David White exhibition in London - Osborne Studio Gallery

12 Sep 2019

Avebury photographer David White will be exhibiting at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London between Tuesday 17 September and Thursday 3 October.   As reported earlier on marlborough.news a solo show featuring forty of David's images on four themes:  Marlborough Downs, Africa, Nepal, and wildlife throughout the world.   The Osborne Studio Gallery...

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English Hub Administration and Finance Officer - Ramsbury Primary School

12 Sep 2019

  English Hub Administration and Finance Officer     Job Description:         English Hub Administration and Finance OfficerReports to:                 Head TeacherSalary:                        £21305 per annum (Band G)Start date:                  September/October 2019  Contract:                     Full-time (40 weeks a year plus 6.49 weeks in holidays) temporary until August 2020. Location:                    Ramsbury Primary School, near MarlboroughThe role:Ramsbury English Hub is one of 34 DfE appointed hubs in England.  Our hub...

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Claire Perry O'Neill tweets the confirmation of UK's hosting of COP26

11 Sep 2019

  Claire Perry O'Neill, currently the Devizes MP announced on Twitter Glasgow's hosting of COP26, of which she will be president has been confirmed:   Hurray! We are officially the nominated hosts for joint UK:Italy #COP26 with main negotiations in Glasgow.  I’m so honoured to be the COP26 President.  Huge efforts ahead but...

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Grill Chef Required - WJ's, Marlborough

11 Sep 2019

 Grill Chef Required   Grill Chef Required for new restaurant in Marlborough.  Very good shift patterns with regular days off. Need to be confident running own area so will need experience.   Excellent rates of pay for right person. email CV to:  wjsmarlborough@gmail.com   WJ's5 Old Hughenden YardHigh StreetMarlborough SN8 1LT      back

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The Crown in The Parade - a new home for Dan’s restaurant

10 Sep 2019 Sue Round

Dan’s restaurant on London Road, Marlborough is about to become Dan’s at The Crown in The Parade.  Dan Bond, who has been owner, chef and manager of the London Road restaurant for nearly three years, is excited at the prospect of his new restaurant, bar and function room.  

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Anna Victorious – the Atlantic Challenge rowing team raising money for cancer charity

10 Sep 2019 Sue Round

Adam Green, 37, from Great Bedwyn and three friends, Ed Smith, Rob Murray and Jack Biss are in training for the challenge of their lives.  In December 2021 they plan to row 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky...

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Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to stand down

09 Sep 2019

  It was announced today (Monday 9 September) that Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be standing down   Announcing her decision, Liam Coleman, Chair of the Trust said:  "Nerissa Vaughan has, after a period of ill health, decided to leave the Trust to continue her recovery and...

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Chef de Partie - Marlborough College

09 Sep 2019

Chef de Partie We have an opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our Catering Team, working closely with the Head Chef and Sous Chefs to produce quality food for all catering activities at this prestigious College.To fulfil this role you must be City & Guilds 706/1&2 qualified (or equivalent),...

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Chef (Sundays, Term Time Only) - Marlborough College

09 Sep 2019

Chef  (Sundays, Term Time Only, approx. 22 per academic year)  We require a Chef to join our Catering team working within Cotton Boarding House on Sunday evenings, during term time. You must have the ability to work on your own, catering for approx. 63 pupils, under the direction of the Head Chef.Experience...

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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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