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In pictures: Wheely good fun at Pewsey Carnival's famous barrow race

Written by Peter Davison Pictures: Jonathan Helps on .

In pictures: Wheely good fun at Pewsey Carnival's famous barrow race

Pewsey's famous wheelbarrow race returned to the streets of the village on Thursday night, ahead of tonight's illuminated carnival procession.

Hundreds of competitors donned fancy dress and pushed imaginatively-decorated wheelbarrows.

Photographer Jonathan Helps was on hand to capture the action.

Pewsey Carnival culminates tonight (Saturday) from 7.30pm with the ever-popular illuminated

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From violent village sports to missing bird species - the story of the Ridgeway as it runs from Berkshire to Wiltshire

Written by Tony Millett on .

From violent village sports to missing bird species - the story of the Ridgeway as it runs from Berkshire to Wiltshire

The Middle Ridgeway and its Environment by Eric Jones and Patrick Dillon  (Wessex Books, 2016)

To mark the publication of this book, landscape paintings of the area by Anna Dillon (Patrick Dillon's daughter) - some of which illustrate this book - are being exhibited in the Chandler Room of the

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Rabley Summer Exhibition: seventeen artists showing talents nurtured at the Rabley Drawing Centre

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Rabley Summer Exhibition: seventeen artists showing talents nurtured at the Rabley  Drawing Centre

Rabley Drawing Centre is renowned for high quality exhibitions throughout the year, but I wonder how many people are aware of the thriving workshop sessions which are going on in the surrounding studios.

This year's summer exhibition of fine art prints features 17 artists, some like Arran Miles, Penny Furbisher

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MantonFest rocks as fans defy elements and surfeit of food, beer and wine, and enjoy a great day out

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

MantonFest rocks as fans defy elements and surfeit of food, beer and wine, and enjoy a great day out

“What shall we play now?” The question posed by John Steel, drummer with the Animals and Friends and the surviving member from the band’s inception in 1957, as they came back on to the stage at MantonFest for the encore.

Of course, it was the one number that they

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Orchestra celebrates first decade in style

Written by Peter Davison on .

Orchestra celebrates first decade in style

Marlborough Concert Orchestra celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with a packed concert at St Mary’s Church.

The audience were treated to a wide range of music from the orchestra’s repertoire, including Rossini’s Overture from Il signor Bruschino, Beethoven’s Symphony No 2 in D Major, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, Delibes’ Le

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REVIEW: The school at Lockeridge - from icy cold winters to the arrival of the first BBC computer

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REVIEW: The school at Lockeridge - from icy cold winters to the arrival of the first BBC computer

A Village Education - The History of the School at Lockeridge by Ruth Lamdin (2015)

 

The building looks much the same as it did in the 1870s - though it has been expanded and, of course, modernised.  But what goes on inside Lockeridge School and the lives of its pupils

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