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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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Marlborough Area Foodbank to relaunch next month with a new vision

19-10-2017 Sue Round

Marlborough Area Foodbank distribution centre at Christchurch will re-launch on the morning of Friday November 17.   With the support of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) it is hoped to offer a home distribution service as well as raise awareness of what the Food Bank can offer and who...

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Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?

19-10-2017

Do you recognise this man?  Police are appealing for information following an incident of fraud which took place in Marlborough. At 2pm on 25 September, a couple met a man in the Bear Hotel who told them he had a discount code and could get them cheap cigarettes from a wholesalers.  ...

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Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years

19-10-2017

The Nomads team from Marlborough RFC, the club's second XV keeps alive the name and spirit of the original Marlborough Nomads.  Marlborough, along with several other clubs still in existence such as Blackheath were synonymous with the early development of Rugby as a sport in the latter nineteenth century.  The...

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Members of St Mary’s Church in Marlborough to help people take control of their finances

18-10-2017

  Members of St Mary’s Church in Marlborough wanted to help people from the Marlborough area who are suffering a squeezed household income and in danger of getting into financial difficulties to get on top of their household finances.   So in conjunction with members of the Gorse Hill Baptist Church in Swindon, who...

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Residents' Permit Parking Charge rise - Daylight Robbery!

18-10-2017 Patrick Fox

  Sirs,Looking through letters I am surprised no one has complained about the daylight robbery to be perpetrated on resident parking.It is planned to rise from £394 which is already larger than parts of London to a staggering £720.  It really is daylight robbery with captive victims who have no option...

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White Christmas in Marlborough features on Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s cards

18-10-2017

  The popular ‘Christmas in Marlborough’ card is once again being sold to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.Following the success of the card last year, the charity is selling it as part of its 2017 range of Christmas cards - and they can be bought at the St Peter's Church...

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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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