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Obituary: John Powell - former Burbage postmaster and stalwart supporter of the village - has died aged 84

Written by Nigel Kerton on .

Obituary: John Powell - former Burbage postmaster and stalwart supporter of the village - has died aged 84

John Powell, the long-serving chairman of Burbage parish council, has died at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness. He will long be remembered as 'Mr Burbage'…the man who put service to his village second only to his wife and family.

Mr Powell, 84, died peacefully on Thursday at

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OBITUARY: Paul Smyth's life centred round horse racing - as trainer, owner and bookmaker

Written by Nigel Kerton on .

OBITUARY:  Paul Smyth's life centred round horse racing - as trainer, owner and bookmaker

Former Epsom racehorse trainer Paul Smyth has died at his Gales Ground, Marlborough, home where he lived with his wife June and brother-in-law Ernie Newell.  He was 79.

A thanksgiving service for his life will be held on Friday, July 22 in St Mary's Church at 12 noon following

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Horse drawn hearse for funeral of much loved and respected Tedworth huntsman Ted Burton

Written by Elinor Goodman on .

Horse drawn hearse for funeral of much loved and respected Tedworth huntsman Ted Burton

Traffic in Pewsey was brought to a halt on Friday (April 29) by a Victorian hearse drawn by two magnificent Friesian horses with flowing manes and red plumes on their bridles.  It carried the coffin of Ted Burton, huntsman of the Tedworth Hunt for over 30 years.

His coffin

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Obituary: Bob Wise - widely respected and long-serving local journalist and horseracing expert

Written by Nigel Kerton on .

Obituary: Bob Wise - widely respected and long-serving local journalist and horseracing expert

One of the country’s longest serving local journalists, Marlborough father of three Bob Wise has died at the age of 92 after an amazing career of over 70 years broken only by his war service.

Mr Wise, who was married to his wife Elsie for 57 years was editor of

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