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'Roll of Honour Event': a tribute to the people of Marlborough and the roll they played in the Great War

The cover of the programme for Saturday's 'Roll of Honour' to be held at the Town HallThe cover of the programme for Saturday's 'Roll of Honour' to be held at the Town HallOn the eve of the Armistice Centenary, on the evening of Saturday 10 November between 7:00 and 9:30 pm the Town Council will be hosting a special commemmorative event, a 'Roll of Honour', which will be a tribute to the people of Marlborough and the part they played in the Great War.

 

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New Great War engravings: Rabley Gallery commemorates centenaries of Wilfred Owen's death & the Armistice

Neil Bousfield "With Whom Their Love is Done (Spring Offensive)"  Engraving (2018)Neil Bousfield "With Whom Their Love is Done (Spring Offensive)" Engraving (2018)To mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death (4 November 1918) and the centenary of the war's end - Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 - Neil Bousfield was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a series of prints to accompany a new edition of Wilfred Owen’s poetry.

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National Trust volunteers stitch their way into history at Avebury Manor

Tudor cushions & volunteer Jeanette McCormick [Photo © National Trust/Abby George]Tudor cushions & volunteer Jeanette McCormick [Photo © National Trust/Abby George]What links a Queen, three cushions and a governor’s lady.   The answer is a volunteer project which has produced three new pieces of costume and furnishing for the National Trust Avebury Manor to bring to life the Tudors, Georgians and Queen Anne for visitors to experience. 

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Centenary of the gift of Stonehenge to the nation sees growth in opposition to A303 tunnel

A post-WWI aerial photo of Stonehenge. After the Chubbs' donation, the government funded restoration projects to improve the monument (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)A post-WWI aerial photo of Stonehenge. After the Chubbs' donation, the government funded restoration projects to improve the monument (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)Today (October 26) is the centenary of the gift of Stonehenge to the nation by Sir Cecil and Lady Chubb, an occasion marked this weekend by English Heritage with several events including a  specially commissioned tea party designed by Turner prize winning artist, Jeremy Deller. 

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Photographs ‘From Wiltshire woods to the Cornish coast’: a White Horse Gallery exhibition

Early Morning in WestwoodsEarly Morning in WestwoodsAn exhibition of pictures by Hilary Stock, a local fine art photographer, will be showing in November at the White Horse Gallery in Marlborough. ‘From Wiltshire Woods to the Cornish Coast’ will include a range of new work that celebrates Savernake Forest and Westwoods, as well showcasing Hilary’s well known Cornish pictures.

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11 NOVEMBER 1918 - ARMISTICE DAY: how the 'glad tidings' came early to Marlborough - and how the town reacted

The official announcement.  In this poor quality image Town Hall columns, mace and the Mayor's attendants can be made out - in the foreground are men wearing service caps - some intent on the photographer rather than the Mayor. [SEE FOOTNOTE]The official announcement. In this poor quality image Town Hall columns, mace and the Mayor's attendants can be made out - in the foreground are men wearing service caps - some intent on the photographer rather than the Mayor. [SEE FOOTNOTE]There is no better way to tell the story of Marlborough's Monday, 11 November 1918 than in the words of its local newspaper - the Marlborough Times - whose journalists claimed a part in bringing the news of the end of the war to the town so swiftly and, most importantly, before it had reached many other towns.

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The 'Battle's Over' beacons of Marlborough and Rockley, marking the end of the Armistice Centenary

Ken Carter, Jilly Carter and Sid Vincent in front of the Rockley BeaconKen Carter, Jilly Carter and Sid Vincent in front of the Rockley BeaconAs the Armistice Centenary draws to a close at 7pm on November 11 more than 1,300 Beacons of Light will be lit across the UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man and the UK overseas territories.  The beacons and their accompanying ceremonies will commemorate and remember the millions who were killed and wounded in World War One as well as all of those who worked on the home front.

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Celebrating and Remembering - The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

A festival of celebration and remembrance will be held in Marlborough College’s newly renovated Memorial Hall from November 1 to Sunday November 11.  With a backdrop of the 749 names of Marlburians who died in World War I newly engraved and illuminated, the festival offers many events that are open free to the public if a ticket is reserved in advance.

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