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Marlborough Rugby's promotions-winning 1st XV applauded by Mayor Lisa Farrell for last season's outstanding achievement

22-06-2018

Marlborough Rugby Club's 1st XV will next year be rubbing shoulders with some of the bigger clubs in the South West.  Last night (Thursday 21 June) their achievement in gaining promotion to a new level of competition was recognised by Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell when she publicly thanked the team...

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All change on the High Street - sign of regeneration?

22-06-2018 Sue Round

The Rohan store opened a few weeks ago and now a new independent retailer, Willow & Wolf is coming to Marlborough at 95 High Street, the site formerly occupied by FatFace.

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New Sponsor for Marlborough Rugby Club - Vets4Pets

20-06-2018

Marlborough's Vets4Pets, locally owned veterinary practice located on Marlborough Business Park alongside Tesco and Budgen have committed to a 3 year sponsorship arrangement with Marlborough Rugby Club, which will include new kit for the Junior Team.

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Service Delivery Assistant - Full Time - Foregenix Ltd

20-06-2018

Service Delivery Assistant Full Time    Foregenix Ltd is a leading global independent information security consultancy, headquartered in the United Kingdom with additional offices in South Africa, South America, Australia, continental Europe and the United States, and we support a wide range of organisations across the globe. We are growing rapidly and from...

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Police raid Marlborough address and seize a number of vintage firearms

20-06-2018

  Police last night (Tuesday 19 June) raided an address just off Kingsbury Street and siezed a number of vintage firearms.   No arrests were made and no-one was injured.  

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MantonFest to be 'Walking on Sunshine' on Saturday next week

20-06-2018

MantonFest will be here again on Saturday next week (30 June).  Great bill of national/local favourites - Katrina of the Waves will be Walking on Sunshine, Quo, or more precisely John Coghlan's Quo will be reminding us (of a certain age) why we spent so many hours 'Rockin' all over...

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Volunteer Drivers - Kennet Community Transport

20-06-2018

Kennet Community Transport   Volunteer Drivers reqiuired       Kennet Community Transport is a charity, and run on a shoestring.  It takes old people to the Jubilee Centre and on outings, and has one employee - Roly the driver.We need volunteer drivers to cover when Roly is sick or on holiday.  And we need a...

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FROTH being brewed up in Burbage over the change of use application for the Three Horseshoes

19-06-2018

Although Burbage's 'Three Horseshoes' at Stibb Green has closed and ceased to trade as a public house, a group of Burbage residents who used to regard the pub as their local and an important cornerstone of the village community are banding together to oppose the change of use application submitted...

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Ogbourne Maizey Fly-Tipper caught after witness’s tip off

19-06-2018

  A fly-tipper was issued a fixed penalty notice of £400 after a vigilant citizen tipped off Wiltshire Council when he saw the culprit dumping a van-load of rubbish in a country lane.The quick-thinking witness watched the man unload cardboard boxes and carpet on a verge off Rockley Road, Ogbourne Maizey,...

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“A seamless educational journey” for Burbage children as Burbage Preschool joins Excalibur Academies Trust

19-06-2018 Sue Round

There is cause for a double celebration at Burbage Preschool. Judged good in all areas by Ofsted in May, the Preschool joined the Excalibur Academies Trust at the beginning of June.

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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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