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Marlborough's new Town Councillor - Vanessa Hillier

13 Dec 2019

Whilst a very large and important election has been played out over the past few days and weeks, a much smaller (but also very important) election was held on Monday evening (9 December) at the meeting of the full Town Council.  Councillors overwhelmingly voted to co-opt Vanessa Hillier as the...

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Danny Kruger - our new Member of Parliament, a resounding victory

13 Dec 2019

Danny Kruger has been elected as the Member of Parliament representing the Devizes Constituency.  Achieving 32,150 votes - more than Claire Perry achieved in any of her three victories and the largest since Michael Ancram's first victory for the Conservatives in 1992, Danny's share of the vote was 63.41% which...

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'Gritty Gritty Bang Bang' and twenty three other gritters to keep Wiltshire highways clear over the winter

12 Dec 2019

As well as a shiny new logo (see: 'Wiltshire Council updates its logo - and loses its slogan') the Council has invested in a fleet of shiny new gritters.  Just in time for the freezing winter conditions, and, whilst they have dropped 'Where everybody matters' as a catchphrase from the old...

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'Sing out for Christmas' returns to the Town Hall to help raise funds for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre

12 Dec 2019

Following last year's sell-out concert at the Town Hall, 'Sing out for Christmas' with Judith Sharp, Ray Dance from SALOS and a cast of friends and associates will be taking to the Town Hall stage again to raise money for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre on Friday next week - 20 December. 

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Part time Charity Director of a Youth Development Programme - Thriving Through Venture

12 Dec 2019

   Part time Charity Director of a Youth Development Programme   Salary:  £28 per hour or £12,000 paStatus: Self-employedHours: 1.5 days a week, three weekends and two weeks (in August) overseas in The GambiaContract: temporaryReporting to: Board of TrusteesThriving Through Venture (TTV) www.ttventure.org was established in 2018 in recognition of the fact that many of our young people...

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Local charity wins BBC Children in Need grant

11 Dec 2019

Local charity, Home-Start Kennet, which is based in Pewsey, is celebrating having secured an important grant from BBC Children in Need.   

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Decision regarding final design and layout of Manton's Jubilee Field upgraded play area to be made in January

11 Dec 2019

At Monday's meeting of the full Town Council it was agreed that the final decision regarding design and layout of the upgraded play area in Manton's Jubilee Field will be made next month's meeting on Monday 20 January.  

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Scouts honour twenty years of beavering!

11 Dec 2019 Sue Round

On Monday (09 December) evening 2nd Marlborough Scout Group showed their appreciation of Alison Barnett, who has volunteered as leader of the Beavers for twenty years.

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Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Roadshow lands in the High Street tomorrow

10 Dec 2019

  Wiltshire Police are supporting the National Police Chiefs Council 'Drink Drug Drive' campaign that launches tomorrow (Wednesday 12 Dcember and runs through the Christ,mas / New Year period into mid-January. Inspector Mark Freeman, of Specialist Operations, said:  “Since 2015 we have had the ability to make roadside checks for suspected drug...

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Redrow sponsors Marlborough carol service

10 Dec 2019

A Celebration of Christmas, the carol service being held in Marlborough College Chapel in aid of the Stroke Association, has a new sponsor. 

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Events Calendar

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Monday 07 October 2019, 13:30
MARLBOROIUGH & DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GUILD
 

Monday, 7 October at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge 

The AGM will be followed by a talk by branch member Nikki Vesey-Williams
“Life and Work in Textiles”
Doors open at 13.30 for 14.00 start. 
All are welcome and if you have any queries please contact 01672 861658. 
Further details visit our website: http://www.marlboroughembroiderers.org

 

After a long summer break, Jennifer Hughes got the branch programme under way with a very interesting talk:

“Hats and bound feet”.
Jennifer brought with her a wonderful collection of hats and shoes which she displayed for members to enjoy. 

She explained that in the past Han Chinese women would stay at home and were respected for their embroidery. 

Chinese girls had their feet bound from the age of 5 and it was considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty. 

Jennifer showed us a number of hats which were embroidered with a variety of animals, flowers and symbols. 

She explained that pom poms and tassels were added to children’s hats to keep spirits away

and a tail at the back of a hat identified that the wearer wanted to be a scholar.

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