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  • Thank you

    A huge thank you to all the shops, businesses, hostelries, organisations and homes on the judging route who made a valiant effort for the the Britain in Bloom Judge on Thursday 29 July. We know there are many who regularly sweep their frontages and put out flowers all years around, which is absolutely wonderful, but we are also grateful to those wh...
  • No more sleeps!

    We welcomed RHS Judge Rod Pooley to Marlborough on Thursday, 29 July. He's pictured with Val Compton (missing her trademark dungarees!), Town Mayor Councillor Mark Cooper, Assistant Town Clerk Clare Harris and Grounds Manager Nigel Weatherly before they set out on a tour of the town, stopping for lunch at gold-winning The Lamb Inn. Once the judging...
  • 29 July is judging day!

    Thursday 29th July is the big day! The judges are arriving at 10am and will be guided around a route, specifically chosen to take in the highlights of the town. Starting and finishing at the Town Hall, the route will zig zag down the High Street, meander through Priory Gardens, into and along Coopers Meadow, through The Parade, finishing up in Wye...

Marlborough In Bloom 2021

The Victorian Cemetery

The Friends of the Victorian Cemetery was set up in 2014 by then Deputy Mayor, Councillor Margaret Rose who continues to lead a  small, enthusiastic group of volunteers, supported by Marlborough Town Council's Grounds & Estates Manager.  They clear vegetation, prune shrubs, bulbs and plant wild flowers such as primroses and foxgloves with the aim of preserving and tending a peaceful and lovely part of Marlborough's history.  A focus of the work has been around the Pauper's Grave, a mass grave for those too poor to afford a space of their own.

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2019 has been an active year for the Friends of the Cemetery.  The group and its relationship with the Town Council has been put on a more formal footing, maintenance work continues, the funds benefitted from a Waitrose Green Token scheme and a lovely new bench has been installed thanks to the generosity of Tim Hamilton-Greirson. 

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We are always seeking more volunteers to help conserve thispart of Marlborough's heritage and meet on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 till noon.

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If you think you could spare some time to join us please contact Margaret Rose on 01672 515500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

For a report on the latest state of the cemetery, click on this link - Report 2018

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