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Wiltshire libraries organise a special Wiltshire Egg Hunt

08 Apr 2020 Sue Round

Wiltshire libraries are encouraging children and families to create colourful Easter eggs to display in windows and they have even supplied a template.

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Marlborough LitFest reminds readers of their Love Books Competition and extends the deadline for entries

08 Apr 2020 Sue Round

Last month Marlborough LitFest launched its Love Books Competition in association with Bath Spa University.  The competition, which aims to celebrate a love of reading amongst teenagers and adults, is perhaps even more important in these uncertain times.  The original deadline of April 24 has now been extended to July 17.

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COVID-19 treatment trial: GWH appeal

03 Apr 2020 Tony Millett

  Clinicians at GWH are currently running a trial looking into treatment options for coronavirus (COVID-19).  A statement from GWH reads: "It is important that we do all we can to help prevent this situation from happening again, and are asking for patients with confirmed COVID-19, who are currently being cared...

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St John’s teacher supplies face masks to the NHS

02 Apr 2020 Sue Round

St John’s Academy Design & Technology teacher and STEM Co-ordinator, Gary England, is coordinating the production of items to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Wellbeing advice available to all on The College website to help everyone deal with lockdown

02 Apr 2020

At this difficult time when most of us are confined to our homes staying healthy and occupied is important for us all.  Marlborough College recognised this and have created a 'Wellbeing Resources' area on their website, where everyone - associated with The College or not - can find ideas, advice...

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March Weather - a respite from recent rain but marked by a biting North Easterly wind

02 Apr 2020 Eric Gilbert

A change in the month and thankfully a brief change in the weather as the beginning of March brought far less rain and a dry day on March 3.   However by March 4 the unsettled weather returned with twelve consecutive days when rainfall was recorded.  The wettest day of...

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From the front line – what’s happening elsewhere: Norwich, Norfolk

01 Apr 2020 Sue Round

Today’s reflections come from Sybil and Colin who live in Norwich and have an allotment. 

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Practice Nurse - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

01 Apr 2020

Practice Nurse Full Time or Part Time   Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery is seeking a Practice Nurse Band 5/6 to join the friendly team.Online applications via www.jobs.nhs.ukReference Number A0657-20-8218The vacancy will close when sufficient applications received..   For an application pack please contact the surgery on 01672 520366 or via email ramsburyreception@nhs.net   www.ramsburyandwanboroughsurgery.com Ramsbury & Wanborough SurgeryWhittonditch...

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"Brilliant Young International Musicians in St Peter's Church" current series - note from organiser Nick Maurice regarding rearrangements of concerts

31 Mar 2020

  Nick Maurice writes:   I very much regret that, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel our next two recitals in the "Brilliant Young International Musicians in St Peter's Church" series.  However, as I have written to Judith Choi Castro and JP Ekins who were to have played for...

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Tribute to Tony Millett

31 Mar 2020

  Sirs,   I am sure we are all sorry to hear that Tony Millett has stood down as a Director of Marlborough News (onetime Marlborough News Online).  While he will be continuing to support the agency intermittently his intense involvement over the past 9 years, since MNO was founded by the late...

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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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