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No excuse for the Postman: New street to be named after Marlborough hero commemorated on a special WW1 stamp

11-12-2017

One of the ten names have selected by the Town Council for the new street names within the Salisbury Road development is of WW1 nursing hero, Elsie Knocker, who has been commemorated along with fellow nurse, Mairi Chisholm by the Royal Mail on one of their First World War –...

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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

11-12-2017 Court Reporter

  A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough. A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.  He was jailed...

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Tony Skittrall: Marlborough Town Clerk between 1983 and 1998

11-12-2017 Nigel Kerton

Marlborough is mourning the death of former Town Clerk Tony Skittrall who died peacefully at his George Lane home on Monday 4 December, surrounded by his family.

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As Home-Start Kennet celebrates its thirtieth birthday - there's a call for new trustees

11-12-2017

Local charities like Home-Start Kennet cannot exist without a strong and committed board of trustees.  After thirty years helping families in the area, they have extended their reach and need new trustees to help support this work.  

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Marlborough Hockey Club - weather wins

11-12-2017

None of the Marlborough Hockey Club's six adult teams were able to play on Saturday (December 9).

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How will winter's chill test the health of the Great Western Hospital's finances and staff?

11-12-2017

Executives at Great Western Hospital have been working hard for several months with the Clinical Commissioning Groups the hospital serves to prepare for the winter pressures.  But whether or not there is a serious flu outbreak, the hospital is already hard put to it to cope with the spring, summer...

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Secretarial Assistant to the Deputy Head (academic) - Marlborough College

11-12-2017

  Secretarial Assistant to the Deputy Head (academic)     An opportunity has arisen to work in this interesting and demanding role at the College assisting the Deputy Head (Academic).  You should be an experienced secretary, with excellent IT, communication and administration skills, with an ability for complex organisation and prioritisation.  8.30am to 5pm,...

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Teacher of Psychology (Full or Part Time) - Marlborough College

11-12-2017

  Teacher of Psychology (Full or Part Time)   April - December 2018     We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and well-qualified graduate, for two terms, capable of teaching Psychology across the A level course, and preparing those pupils wishing to study the subject, and related disciplines, at university.  The successful candidate will...

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Trustees Wanted - Home-Start Kennet

11-12-2017

  We’ve won another Big Lottery grant – now we need you! Trustees Wanted   Home-Start Kennet is a long-established local children’s charity, based in Pewsey. Our MissionHome-Start Kennet offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in our local communities. Our trained volunteers visit families at home and offer them informal,...

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Town Councillors to debate sale of amenity land off Rabley Wood View for housing

09-12-2017

Marlborough Town Councillors will discuss Wiltshire Council's plan to sell off the amenity and playing field land off Rabley Wood View for a housing development , at their Full Council meeting on Monday (December 11).

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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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