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Marlborough St Mary's opens its doors to neighbours

23-10-2017

  The pupils at Marlborough St Mary's Primary School will be well into the second half of their first ever term in the newly opened buildings on Tuesday, November 14 - which will be an Open Day for neighbours and others.

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St Francis' School, Pewsey - a reminiscence

23-10-2017

Sirs,I was most interested to read the article recording the 75th anniversary of the School of which I was a near-foundation pupil.  The amazing Founder, Miss Phyllis Burden had taken the church room opposite my grandparents’, Major Douglas and Mrs Rachael Coles, Court House on Church Street.  My mother “Peggy”...

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Dispensary Receptionist - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

23-10-2017

  Dispensary Receptionist 23.5 hours per week   We are looking for a receptionist to join the Dispensary Team.   Excellent communication, organisational and accuracy skills are required.  The successful applicant will be expected to be friendly, approachable and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.   For an application pack please contact the surgery...

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After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on…

22-10-2017

  The Marlborough Brandt Lectures reach a milestone on November 2 when Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, becomes the series' 35th annual lecturer.

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Marlborough Rector honoured as Queen’s Chaplain

21-10-2017

The Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, the Team Rector of Marlborough, has received one of the highest honours possible for clergy, by being appointed as a chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey

21-10-2017

  Bartender - Royal Oak, Pewsey   We are currently looking for Bartenders to join our team at the Royal Oak in Pewsey. If you are interested and meet the following requirements then we would like to hear from you.Do you have the following skills?Training or Experience with Bartending is a plus.  You...

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Saturday market cancelled tomorrow due to expected high winds

20-10-2017

  Wiltshire Council have cancelled Marlborough's Saturday street market (October 21) because forecasters are predicting very high winds across the area.

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Horse racing: future of training at famed Manton yard secured

20-10-2017

  The trainer of many successful horses for flat racing, Brian Meehan is to buy Manton's famous yard and equally famous gallops and intends to be there "...for the duration".

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support    We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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House Domestic Cleaner – B1 (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning) - Marlborough College

20-10-2017

  House Domestic Cleaner – B1   (Term Time plus Spring Cleaning)   We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff.  Working within B1 (a boy’s Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House....

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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.

 

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:

International Jazz Festival

Literary Festival

Mop Fairs

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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