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Old Victorian Cemetery

Thanks to everyone who joined Councillors at the Old Victorian Cemetery in Frees Avenue on Sunday, 30th November to listen to Kim Wakeham’s fascinating history talk and to those who stayed on to do some planting and clearance work. Look out for more community opportunities to get involved through Friends of the Old Victorian Cemetery or contact us at the Town Council offices. 

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Schools Christmas Carols Event

 

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St Mary's was full of children from local schools singing at the long running event organised by Nigel Kerton.  St Peter’s pupil, Ella Steele, was selected to accompany the Town Mayor and Father Christmas in his sleigh and helped to switch on the Christmas lights.

More about the Lights Switch-On event and pictures at Marlborough News Online

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Marlborough’s Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday, 21st November 2014

Friday, 21st November  - Great Lights Switch-On. Great turnout. Great night. Thank you to everyone who made it work so well - Rotary, Lions, our Neighbourhood Policing Team, Marlborough Communities Market, the Town Council, St John’s Ambulance, Marlborough Academy of Music and Dance, local schools, Wiltshire Council and more. The man of the moment – Citizen of the Year 2014, Alfie Johnson, our long serving and popular Town Crier who has volunteered tirelessly for our community for many, many years.

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Armistice Day

Freya Lewis and Matt JonesLots came to pay their respects around the Town Hall today for the 2 minutes silence at 11.am.  Pupils and staff from St John’s standing proudly, displaying their poppies alongside the Town Mayor and Councillors.  St John’s Head Boy and Girl, Matt Jones and Freya Lewis, joined the Mayor, 4 Military Intelligence Battalion and the Royal British Legion in laying wreaths at the 7th Wiltshire Regiment War Memorial at London Road.

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance War MemorialA proud day for the town with hundreds following the Parade in the High Street to the New Road War Memorial to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in war. Marlborough will not forget.

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Visit of HRH Duke of Kent to Marlborough

1-Duke of Kent 100-unveilling cropped-1090px-1The weather smiled on HRH The Duke of Kent as he unveiled a plaque to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.  A fitting tribute to all those from Marlborough who lost their lives between 1914-1918.   A wonderful day for Marlborough to remember.

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A Big Blooming Thank You!

Our Town Mayor and the Chair of Marlborough in Bloom invited those who worked so hard to lead the town to success in the South West in Bloom competition to Afternoon Tea at the Town Hall.  Wiltshire Council staff and community groups such as ARK, the Merchant’s House, Marlborough Community Orchard and local volunteers all enjoyed tea and cake and had a chance to look at the winning trophies and awards. 

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