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Man given suspended sentence following Ramsbury burglary

17-08-2017

  A 29-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence following a burglary in Ramsbury. Luke Patterson, of Whitehill Close, Ramsbury, was sentenced on 14 August after pleading guilty to burglary, taking without consent and using a vehicle without insurance and a licence. On 10 May 2017, he...

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Marlborough provides Any Port in a Storm for new Gifford's Circus show

17-08-2017 Sue Bradley

Gifford’s Circus bring their latest production to Marlborough Common next week. Sue Bradley caught Any Port in a Storm in the Cotswolds. It’s got dancing horses and a height-defying pole performer, fearless gymnasts who fly through the air before landing in near-impossible places and, of course, the Cotswolds’ favourite clown.   Yet running...

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Cask Marque award for Pewsey's Micropub - The Shed Alehouse

17-08-2017

It’s a real pub.  And now it’s achieved industry recognition with the award of a ‘Cask Marque’ just two years after landlord and brewer Gordon Edwards opened the doors to the public for the very first time.  

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A* grades glitter as St John's students achieve excellent 'A' level results

17-08-2017

It's 'sum' achievement for the top 'A' level students at St John's, Marlborough this year with excellent results achieved across the board, but particularly in Maths, History and English Literature.  

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Permanent Sales Assistant - Quality Stationers

16-08-2017

  Permanent Sales Assistant Saturday 9am - 2:30pm   We are looking for a responsible, reliable person who works well as part of a team and is also confident to work by themselves.Retail experience would be useful but full training can be given.Possibility of extra hours available for holiday cover to the right candidate...

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Two sent to prison following a Marlborough burglary

14-08-2017

Two men were sent to prison today (14 August) following ‘guilty’ pleas to their involvement in a burglary in Marlborough earlier this year. Simon Charles Hinton, age 48 of Heanor, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and Stuart Alexander Barker, age 41, of no fixed abode, Swindon pleaded guilty to...

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Marlborough teenagers learn river restoration and conservation thanks to ARK

14-08-2017

Marlborough teenagers were given hands-on instruction in the art of river restoration and conservation by volunteers from the charity ARK (Action for the River Kennet) at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve in Marlborough on Saturday (12 August) afternoon.  

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Why are stuck HGVs like buses?

11-08-2017

  Because you wait a couple of weeks for one, then two come along on the same day.After the saga of the HGV that blocked Elcot Lane for twenty-four hours, comes another example of HGVs not coping with the town's roads or, perhaps, the town's roads not coping with some of...

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An accident waiting to happen?

10-08-2017 David Thornton

Sirs,Your picture of the overturned truck on the corner of Barnfield and Elcot Lane in Marlborough is a demonstration of an accident that has been waiting to happen.  And it did yesterday afternoon.The truck driver was delivering 26 tons of seed in a 40 ft truck to an address in...

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Fraser's Budgens petrol station plans for electric cars

10-08-2017

Owners of the BP petrol station at the Fraser's Budgens site by the Salisbury Road roundabout are planning to install two rapid electric vehicle charging stations.

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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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