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Pewsey Parish Council's campaign to lessen use of plastics

21-09-2018

On Saturday (September 22) Pewsey Parish Council is launching a campaign to encourage people in their area to use less plastics.

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Marlborough Rugby: Nomads sweep Corsham 2nds aside with a thirteen try performance

21-09-2018 marlborough.news rugby correspondent

Nomads 85 - 5 Corsham 2nd XV   The Nomads - Marlborough 2nds - assembled a large squad on a perfect day for playing rugby for the first home league fixture on the Common and delivered a result against Corsham 2nd XV with a score that wouldn't have been out of place...

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The Man Booker Prize is 50 years old - you can help choose the best ever winner at Marlborough LitFest…

20-09-2018

For authors, publishers and readers alike, the Man Booker Prize is probably the most prestigious prize in English literature. This year it is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary - but which is the best of all the Booker winning titles?

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Tourism: the Great West Way is already being marketed by international travel agents

20-09-2018

The Great West Way, the tourist initiative that is being led by VisitWiltshire, launches officially in November - but travel agents such as the Dutch company House of Britain, are already marketing tours Great West Way tours - so long as their tours start after launch date.

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'Englisches Frühstück' in Westphalia, courtesy of Marlborough's Sumblers butchers

19-09-2018

Like carrying coals to Newcastle, taking british sausages back to Germany, the land of the Wurst is an unlikely concept.  But this is exactly what Uli Offerman from Westphalia is now doing since he discovered the delights of the sausages and bacon created by longstanding Marlborough family butchers, Sumblers.

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Modern Slavery: Two arrested in a High Street Nail Bar following proactive patrols by Police

19-09-2018

  Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery.  Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation.  At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old...

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Author William Boyd at the Marlborough LitFest: his reading list gives extra context to his new novel

19-09-2018 Angus MacLennan

To celebrate the publication today (September 20) of his new novel Love is Blind and his imminent appearance at the Marlborough LitFest, we asked William Boyd to offer a list of suggested reading on the themes and places which appear in the book - and he kindly obliged.

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Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning…

18-09-2018

Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk.  Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two...

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Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Omicron Research (Hungerford)

18-09-2018

  Administrator   (Maternity Cover)     We are a small company in Hungerford looking for a part time Office Administrator to support the team in the office. Preferred hours are approximately 30 per week, Tuesday to Friday, dependent on candidate availability. This is a fixed term maternity cover post of one year.The purpose of the...

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Marlborough Rugby: Three out of three for impressive Marlborough away at Wimborne

18-09-2018 Mike Banfield

Wimborne 21 - 51 Marlborough   Marlborough continued their good start to the season with an impressive performance away to Wimborne.  The visitors showed no effects from the long travel to the South coast and started the game well.  They were soon on the attack and winning some good ruck ball, a...

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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 two music festivals - MantonFest, now a regaular annual event on a Saturday at the end of June and the new Marlborough Rising, held in four venues across the town over a weekend.

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.

 

Marlborough also offers visitors free WiFi Access:  he Marlborough Area Development Trust's Free Community WiFi system is accessible through at least fifty points across the town and in villages such as Aldbourne, Avebury, Lockeridge and Ramsbury.  Businesses will display the adjacent sign, but the service is often accesible even if there isn't a sign visible as each hub can cover a wide area.  How to use?  Users visit a simple web portal and are given the option of choosing either 20 mins free WiFi (no details required) or registering for an annual 'Passport' (which costs £10.00), then allowing the user access via two devices, without having to log in, whenever they are in the vicinity of one of the numerous Free Community WiFi access points around the town and beyond.  Click here to find out where the Community WiFi system covers, and click here to find out more about the service.

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:

Marlborough Rising

Literary Festival

Mop Fairs

MantonFest

Pubs - in and around Marlborough

Accommodation - where to stay

 

 High StreetHigh StreetThe Sun Inn, now called something else.....The Sun Inn, now called something else.....Town HallTown HallRiver Kennet in the snowRiver Kennet in the snowMop FairMop FairSunset over Silbury HillSunset over Silbury HillThe MoundThe MoundThe High Street from the top of St Peter'sThe High Street from the top of St Peter's

 

 

 

 

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