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Domestic Cleaner - Facilities - Marlborough College

20-08-2018

  Domestic Cleaner - Facilities   (Commencing September 2018)     We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff in General Services.  Working within Facilities/Offices and reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation.   You should have the ability to work...

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Man arrested in Thames Valley area after fatal accident near Ramsbury

19-08-2018

Wiltshire Police have announced that their colleagues in Thames Valley have arrested a man following a fatal road crash between Ramsbury and Aldbourne.

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Crossing Patroller - Marlborough St Mary's Primary School

17-08-2018

  Crossing Patroller   Marlborough St Mary's Primary School     A Crossing Patroller is sought to provide safe crossing for primary school children crossing George Lane, Marlborough (near to the police station).   The patroller will be paid at grade B, point 7 on the council’s payscale; currently £8.55 per hour.  The patroller will work half...

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Grade improvements for St John's 'A' level students in spite of tougher exams

16-08-2018

St John's Year 13 students achieved grade improvements in this year's A-level results against a background of toughened up courses.  Whilst the average grade per entry showed a slight year-on-year increase over the previous year, even more students have achieved the top A or A* grades.  

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Pewsey Vale's tourism initiative takes further steps forward in support of the local economy

16-08-2018

The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership (PVTP) has opened another of its Tourist Information Kiosks - in a disused public telephone box. 

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Marlborough Cyclocross - third event in the Summer 2018 series

15-08-2018 Cycling Correspondent

The third round of the Marlborough Bike Company Summer Cyclocross was held at Marlborough College on Sunday 12 August. 

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Breakfast Assistant: Morris House (Saturdays part-time) - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

  Breakfast Assistant:  Morris House (Saturdays part-time) (Commencing September 2018)      We require a Breakfast Assistant to join our team within Morris House (a girls’ boarding house).  You will be responsible for assisting with the provision of a light breakfast in-house, setting up, clearing away and monitoring supplies.   Saturdays, 7.00am – 10.00am (Term Time only approx....

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House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House: (part-time) - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

  House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House (part-time)      We have two vacancies for reliable and enthusiastic cleaners to join our team of House Domestic Staff.   Working within a Cotton House (a mixed Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House.   You...

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Catering Operations Manager - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

Catering Operations Manager   Competitive Salary       This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your catering career in a prestigious environment.  As Catering Operations Manager, you will be responsible for all of the Catering Services at Marlborough College.  Working with your management team, you will ensure the provision of exceptional customer and catering services through the...

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Commis Chef (Catering) x 2 - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

Commis Chef (Catering) x 2       An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commis Chef at Marlborough College, one of the biggest and best Independent Co-educational Boarding Schools in the country.Working with the Head Chef and an experienced Brigade you will be involved with the preparation and cooking of fresh food for...

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savernake forest

 

View of Tottenham House fom the Grand Avenue of Savernake ForestView of Tottenham House fom the Grand Avenue of Savernake ForestAt 4,500 acres, the Savernake is the largest privately-owned forest in Britain. Owned by the Earl of Cardigan and his family, since 1939 the running of the forest has been undertaken by the Forestry Commission on a 999-year lease.

The forest is mostly open to the public, although visitors are encouraged to stick to footpaths when crossing farmland, and there are a number of private residences.

The Savernake is an ancient forest. The Saxons called it the Safernoc. Aroyal forest was established in the 12th century, when it extended to an area of some 150 square miles.

King Henry VIII used to visit the forest warden, Sir John Seymour, for a spot of deer hunting, and it was on one such expedition that he met Jane Seymour.

The high point for the forest is considered to be the period between 1741 and 1814 when Charles Bruce and his nephew Thomas Bruce-Brudenell were custodians of the forest.

Lord Thomas Bruce, the Earl of Ailesbury, governor to the King George IV, employed Capability Brown to plant great beech avenues in Savernake Forest, which was then some 40,000 acres, nearly ten times its present size.

These included the Grand Avenue, running through the heart of the forest, and which at 3.9 miles stands in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest tree-lined avenue in Britain.

The Grand Avenue runs from the outskirts of Marlborough to Tottenham House. The Grade I listed building has 100 rooms and dates from around 1820, where it was built on the site of previous homes.

For much of the 20th century, the house was rented to Hawtreys Preparatory School, a feeder school for Eton. The school buildings were requisitioned by the War Office during the Second World War, and during the early stages of the war the forest became an ammunition dump, where up to 22,000 tons of high explosives and other ammunition was stored.

In 2006, Tottenham House, with its stable block, outbuildings and some farmland, was leased for 150 years to a consortium of Euro Property Holdings, Conduit Investments and the Buena Vista Hospitality Group of Tampa, Florida, to become a luxury hotel and golfing centre, although the economic downturn seems to have brought a temporary halt to proceedings.

In 2008 the band Radiohead recorded their album In Rainbows at the house.

Although the house and parkland are not open to the public, a public footpath from the hamlet of Durley to the pretty forest church of St Katharine's – built in 1861 as a chapel of ease to Great Bedwyn – runs closer to the building that views from the main road would allow.

 

 

 

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