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Criticism of Wiltshire Council's lack of spending in the Marlborough area

27-06-2017

  Councillor Nick Fogg told the full Town Council meeting on Monday (June 26) that it appears that Wiltshire Council will not be re-surfacing George Lane until 2018-2019 - that is sometime after April next year.

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Vacant town council seat filled after secret ballot

27-06-2017

  There was no election in Marlborough for 2017's new Town Council - and the number those who put themselves forward to be councillors left one vacancy in the town's West Ward.Two candidates to fill this vacancy were considered by councillors at Monday's Town Council meeting (June 26.)  Former Town Councillor...

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Aster Housing get a roasting from town councillors

27-06-2017

  At the full meeting of Marlborough Town Council on Monday (June 26) Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell asked fellow councillors whether they knew that Aster Housing were selling off their properties as they become vacant.  The homes are believed to be handed over to be sold on by a local...

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Marlborough College - Senior Sous Chef

26-06-2017

  Senior Sous Chef (Commencing September 2017) We have an opportunity for a passionate, dynamic and creative Senior Sous Chef to join our brigade of Chefs, delivering a high quality service to our c.930 boarding pupils, and College events.This role requires a motivated and pro-active Senior Sous Chef with excellent communication,...

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Chef de Partie - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Chef de Partie (Commencing September 2017) We have an opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our Catering Team, working closely with the Head Chef and Sous Chefs to produce quality food for all catering activities at this prestigious College.To fulfil this role you must be City & Guilds 706/1&2 qualified...

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Temporary House Chef (Preshute) - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Temporary House Chef (Preshute) (Commencing September 2017) We require a Temporary Chef to join our team to cater for the pupils (approx. 60) at Preshute (a mixed pupils’ Boarding House). This is a temporary role from the beginning of September for approximately 6 months. You must have the ability to...

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Casual General Assistants – Catering- Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Casual General Assistants – Catering (Commencing September 2017) We have two vacancies for Casual General Assistants to join our Catering Department (one based within Cotton Boarding House). You will assist with the day to day catering and hospitality services provided to pupils, staff and events. You may be requested...

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Domestic Cleaner – Facilities (Evenings) - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Domestic Cleaner – Facilities (Evenings) (Commencing September 2017) We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff in General Services. Working within Facilities/Offices and reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation. You should...

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Events Assistant - Marlborough College Enterprises Ltd

26-06-2017

Marlborough College Enterprises Ltd   Events Assistant(Commencing September 2017)   An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrator to work in our Events team. You should have excellent IT, communication and administration skills, and an eye for detail.  With a proven ability for organisation and planning, you should be happy...

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Coming in July: the twenty-second Marlborough Open Studios Art Trail

25-06-2017 Sue Round

Fifty six artists in forty studios, workshops and exhibition spaces will be opening their doors to the public free of charge for the first four weekends in July. The studios stretch over the wider Marlborough area from Calne to Hungerford, from Pewsey to Wroughton.

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visiting marlborough

 

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One historian has called it the “land of the living dead”, the soft chalk hills surrounding Marlborough once the home of prehistoric man, who has left his mark with ancient tumuli and tombs that remain a magical landscape for visitors.

King John was married in Marlborough, granted it a charter creating a borough whose Mayors date back to 1204.  Cromwell captured it from the Royalists and built the parish church of St Mary’s, whose bells chime out from its tower.

And the High Street, the widest in the country, holds its own fascination with The Merchant’s House, the home in 1653 of silk merchant Thomas Bayly, plus the hustle and bustle of shops, pubs and restaurants galore.

On  The Green nearby is the house where William Golding, Nobel prize-winning author of Lord of the Flies grew up, one reason why Marlborough has its own  Literary Festival -- and an  International Jazz Festival too.

And to give Marlborough a royal touch there is Marlborough College, where the Duchess of Cambridge was a student before going to university, meeting and marrying Prince William, the future King.

The River Kennet, a rare chalk stream, flows through the town and surrounding villages, some overlooking  Savernake Forest,  itself a former royal hunting ground now accessible to all.     There is a very good history of Savernake and the Forest on the website of Savernake Parish Council.  It is written by renowned local historian John Chandler.

The town lies in the heart of the western section of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Marlborough also boasts many listed buildings, details of some of the notable examples can be found here.

Below is a guide to the town and key places of interest in the surrounding area.  Click on each of the listed sections to discover more........

 

within the town: beyond the town:

The High Steet

Marlborough Town Hall

St Mary's Church

St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church and its anniversary flags

Marlborough College

Merlin's Mount - The Mound

Marlborough Castle

The Merchant's House

The Green

Marlborough's Listed Buildings

Avebury (World Heritage Site)

Silbury Hill

West Kennet Long Barrow

River Kennet

Kennet and Avon Canal

Savernake Forest

Crofton Beam Engines

Wilton Windmill

Faringdon Folly

North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Stonehenge

marlborough events: entertainment and accommodation:

International Jazz Festival

Literary Festival

Mop Fairs

Pubs - in and around Marlborough

Accommodation - where to stay

 

 High StreetHigh StreetSunset over Silbury HillSunset over Silbury HillThe MoundThe MoundTown HallTown HallMop FairMop FairThe Sun Inn, now called something else.....The Sun Inn, now called something else.....

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