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Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters

 

Clyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalClyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalThe copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge.  It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.

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Is Wiltshire Council helping with Marlborough's traffic and parking problems?

 

Another morning on Herd Street...Another morning on Herd Street...We often hear from Wiltshire Council how much their grant from central government has been reduced - which explains their cuts to services like Sure Start, Social Services, the Youth Service and the delays in repairing some of the area's third world roads.  They do not shout too much about additional grants they receive...from central government.

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Drive electric! - all you need are some solar panels and a three-pin plug

 

Are electric cars really the cars of the future? According to a report published this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance “Electric vehicles are on track to accelerate to 54 per cent of new car sales by 2040.”  And today (July 24) the government are publicising plans to make us all generators of electricity.

Commander Charles Heron-Watson, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation based in Hungerford and who lives in Ramsbury, is a strong supporter of the electric car.

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Matt Prior - Marlborough Downs' "Mr Tree Sparrow" - keeps tabs on another new generation of chicks

 

During a very hot late afternoon and evening - one of June's record breakers - I watched Matt Prior ring 73 tree sparrow chicks from sixteen broods.  A five-hour shift after his day's work.

His conservation work on the Marlborough Downs centres on the tree sparrow, which is on the Red List of endangered birds and was almost extinct in North Wiltshire when he began taking an interest in them.

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