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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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Great West Way project - what will this do to congestion and parking in the town?

17-09-2018 Roger Mallett

  Sirs,As a Marlborough resident, I know only too well about the congestion and parking issues which are ongoing in this town.  This is a serious problem which I fear is not going to be resolved anytime soon.  So you can imagine my concerns when I read at length the article...

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Not just going for gold, but gaining platinum - Ramsbury Primary wins two sports awards

17-09-2018 Sue Round

Ramsbury Primary received the title of top performing school in sport in Wiltshire and Swindon at the end of the 2018 summer term.  They were presented with a trophy by Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sport.  This was swiftly followed by the accolade of gaining the National School Games...

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Assault in Marlborough High Street - appeal for information

15-09-2018

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Marlborough High Street.



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Chance for Marlborough businesses to check out the new tourist route - The Great West Way

14-09-2018

All those in Marlborough who are interested in enticing more tourists to their businesses - shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee bars and accommodation - have a chance on Wednesday evening (September 19) to find out more about the Great West Way project.

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Casual Lifeguards - Marlborough College

14-09-2018

Casual Lifeguards   Applications are invited for Casual Lifeguards to work in the College’s state of the art, 25-metre, indoor swimming pool, which has  eight lanes and a hydraulic bottom (which alters the depth from 0.8 to 3 metres) making it equally ideal for squad training, water polo, sub aqua, canoeing or...

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Losing our Religion?

14-09-2018 Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

  A recent survey about religious attitudes and practice in Britain makes challenging reading for anyone who has a vested interest in the place of the church in society.  The survey suggests that as a society we are losing our religion.The numbers of those identifying as ‘belonging’ to the Church of...

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England hockey star to be at Marlborough's Club Day

13-09-2018

Marlborough Hockey Club is delighted to have Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist Laura Unsworth at their Club Day on Sunday, September 23.

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avebury

 

AveburyAveburyThere are several tourist attractions that make up Avebury's prehistoric landscape. All of the monuments are open to the public and accessible without charge, although parts of the neolithic Avenue pass through private land, and are not accessible.

Built in around 2600 BC, Avebury stone circle is a neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, and contains the largest stone circle in Europe.

The monument comprises a large henge, surrounded by a bank and a ditch. Inside this henge is a large outer stone circle, with two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument.

An avenue of two parallel lines of stones 25m wide and 2.5 km in length, called The Avenue, runs between Avebury and The Sanctuary. Although it is impossible to follow The Avenue in its entirety, without the permission of the private landowners through whose gardens The Avenue runs, there is enough on public land to make a stroll back towards the A4 and Silbury Hill worthwhile.

The Alexander Keiller Museum features the prehistoric artefacts collected by archaeologist and businessman Alexander Keiller.

The museum is located in the 17th-century stables gallery, in the centre of Avebury village, and is operated by English Heritage and the National Trust.

The nearby 17th century threshing barn houses a permanent exhibit gallery about Avebury and its history. Admission includes both galleries.

Avebury Manor and Garden is a National Trust property consisting of an early 16th-century manor house and its surrounding garden. Parts of the house, and the garden, are open to the public.

Avebury is the site of several religious ceremonies, notably at sunrise on midsummer's day (June 21) when pagans including druids, wiccas and heathens celebrate inside the stones at Avebury. It is quite a spectacle, and for those who don't fancy an early rise there is usually still some activity until lunchtime and beyond.

The pagans are very welcoming, and don't object to a bit of gawping, photography or even hand-holding and chanting participation, but casual visitors should be reminded that religious ceremonies are taking place, and respect is always appreciated.

 

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