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May 2018

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To the May Edition Here’s to hoping for a warm summer ahead. We most definitely deserve it after the cold and constant wet suffered earlier this spring. Some sunshine would be appreciated by all involved, spectators, shoppers, competitors and organisers alike for Badminton Horse Trials from Thursday 3rd May to Sunday 6th May. We also have St Aldhems Fair to look forward to on Saturday 19th May. It is a free event with lots to do for all the family. Check the website malmesbury.gov.uk for a full program of events.

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MALMESBURY CELEBRATES RAF CENTENARY

Nearly 100 current and former Royal Air Force personnel and their guests celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF on 1st April, with a dinner in Malmesbury Town Hall. Organised by former Hercules pilot Matt Cockram, who lives in Malmesbury, the total combined service of those attending amounted to 1,200 years. They included one who had achieved over 40 years’ service to a young technician with just four years in the RAF.

Over £1,000 from the evening has been donated to the RAF Charitable Trust.

The evening began with a reception, followed by the dinner, provided by local Garsdon firm Manor Events and, after the Loyal Toast and speeches, concluded with entertainment from the Salisbury Big Band. Many who attended brought items of silver or souvenirs from their time in the RAF. Matt Cockram commented: I’m delighted that so many former and current RAF personnel of all ranks, and their partners, supported the dinner. It was a great success and a wonderful evening, thanks to the excellent facilities at the Town Hall.”

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Grittleton Plant & Spring Fair Monday 28th May Back for its 6th year we are delighted to announce that Grittleton Plant and Spring Fair will be taking place on Monday 28 May 2018. Set in the stunning house and grounds of the Grittleton Estate, the Grittleton Plant and Spring Fair is perfect for plant lovers, foodies and those looking for the ideal present. With over 50 stalls ranging from specialist nurseries selling plants and stunning accessories for your room outside to quality stalls selling a range of delicious food stuffs, bath products, unique gifts, handmade jewellery and much more, there is certainly something for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to wander through the stunning interior of this spectacular venue and enjoy the beautiful Italianate gardens of Grittleton House. We are thrilled to announce there will be a guest appearance from Action’s special mascot PADDINGTON ™ Doors open at 11am and refreshments and cream teas will be available. Entrance is £3 per person and children under 12 are free. Free parking. Assistance dogs only please. See www.action.org.uk/grittleton for details.

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Meet Britain’s Merry May Day Revellers by Kate McLelland

For many of us in cities, towns and villages across the country, the month of May is not just about unpacking our summer clothes and dusting off the barbecue: it’s time to get out into the streets (or fields) for some serious partying – preferably with a painted face and flowers in our hair. Today’s May Day events grew out of pre-Christian fertility celebrations such as the ancient Roman Floralia and Celtic Beltane festivals, and that’s why the first of May was a day when our pagan ancestors gathered green boughs and flowers to thank their gods for the season of new growth. Here are just a few of the wild and wacky things you can do to welcome the sun back to our (normally) grey British skies. The ‘Obby ‘Oss Festival, Padstow – 30th April to 1st May The ‘Obby ‘Oss event begins at midnight on April 30th with singing outside the Golden Lion Inn, and the revelling continues throughout

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the town until the early hours of the morning, when other residents raid gardens and fields for green branches to decorate the town’s lamp posts and drainpipes. The ‘Oss’ itself is man or woman dressed in a bizarre, highly stylised horse costume. Accompanied by music and dancing, this extraordinary creature is led through the streets by a club-wielding ‘Teaser’. You can watch a video of the event at padstowobbyoss.wordpress.com.

Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings – 4th to 7th May For the townsfolk of Hastings, the beginning of May means it’s time to paint your face green and tie some ivy leaves round your hat. In the late 18th century servants and labourers living in this attractive south coast town celebrated May Day by parading in eye-catching costumes created from green garlands. Although the town’s Jack-in-the-Green processions ceased around 1889, the tradition was reborn in 1983 when a group of Morris dancers decided to revive it. The festival promises “Morris dancing and traditional merriment, centering on the symbolic figure of Jack in the Green and culminating in a wild costumed parade – one of the

most bizarre in Britain” (hastingsjitg. co.uk). Cheese-rolling at Cooper’s Hill, Gloucestershire – 28th May You would be well advised to avoid the top of Cooper’s Hill if you suffer from vertigo. The view is dizzying, and the incline is concave in shape, with a gradient of 1:1 in places. That doesn’t stop the plucky residents of Brockworth in Gloucestershire – together with hundreds of spectators and contestants – taking part in the annual cheese-rolling race here. People come from all over the world to take part, with contestants from the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Nepal. The idea behind this traditional event is to roll a 7-8 pound (3.17-3.63 kilogram) round of Double Gloucester cheese down the hill. Once the cheese is released, the competitors set out after it and the first person to reach the finish line wins the cheese. Visit cheese-rolling.co.uk to learn more about the race. Each year many similar events take place across the UK, so if you thought that May Day celebrations were limited to small children dancing round a beribboned pole, think again. If the colourful (and sometimes risky) events described above have piqued your imagination, get out there, paint your face green and join Britain’s ever-growing band of merry, May-time revellers.

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Technology GREEN TECH: GADGETS FOR YOUR GARDEN The technology that can get your garden ready for summer It’s nearly that time of year again: the short period when we stop complaining about the cold and complain about the heat instead. But while the British summer might not be totally tropical, it does mean we can enjoy our gardens, allotments or anywhere else Mother Nature does her stuff. And increasingly, technology can give her a helping hand. One of the most important summer tasks is to keep everything hydrated, which isn’t always possible if you’re spending time away. Enter the Hozelock 20 Pot Watering Kit, a watering kit for up to 20 pots courtesy of an electronic timer. It’ll water patio pots or greenhouse plants, baskets or borders, and it’s 90% more efficient than a spray or sprinkler. That’s important when your water costs money.

If that isn’t high-tech enough, the same firm offers a Cloud Connection Kit that enables you to control your watering system – whether it’s a single sprinkler or a 20-pot pourer – from your phone, and it works from anywhere you can get a data connection. It’s expensive (around £88) but if you’ve valuable plants it might be a wise investment.

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Advances in battery technology and power management means that pretty much anything that used to need a cable doesn’t any more, which is great news for those of us prone to accidentally cutting through live electrical cables. It’s particularly handy for tools such as hedge trimmers and branch loppers (or ‘jawsaws’ as they’re sometimes called), as those jobs tend to be at the very edges of your property – usually as far away from your power point as you can get. Just make sure you remember to charge them in advance: sadly it takes a lot longer to charge the battery for a chainsaw than it does to charge your phone, and the last thing you want is a power tool that runs out of power just when you need it most.

Technology can also help with more furry threats. An ultrasonic cat repeller has a motion detector so it only works when needed, and it uses ultrasonic sound that annoys cats but not people. It also works with other visitors: squirrels, foxes and even some insects. Expect to pay £25 for two.

We’re still waiting for really affordable robot gardeners, but in the meantime we can make do with a robot lawnmower. They’re still pricey, but prices are plummeting: what cost £2,500 or more two years ago is now around £550. For example the £549 (on special offer) Worx Landroid is smartphone-controlled, suitable for lawns of up to 450 square metres and can cope with gradients of up to 19 degrees. If someone could also invent a robot to pick up after the dog we’d be delighted. Cordless mowers have been getting cheaper and better too. Flymo’s Mighti Mo has a whopping 40V 2Ah Li-ion battery and at £189 it’s comparable with good quality corded or petrolpowered models. It should cope with up to 250 square metres before needing a recharge. The same kind of power is now available in chainsaws too, such as the Greenworks 40V cordless chainsaw. For £179

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Curl up with a book Make the most of the longer evenings by curling up with one of this month’s top reads. Only Child – Rhiannon Navin Seven year old Zach Taylor’s world changes forever when his brother is killed in a mass shooting. As his parents struggle to cope with their grief, Zach finds his own ways of dealing with his loss. A beautiful story that is as much about forgiveness and family as it is about loss. We can’t guarantee you won’t cry, but you certainly won’t forget Only Child in a hurry. The Sealwoman’s Gift – Sally Magnusson Historical fiction at its finest, The Sealwoman’s Gift is based on the true story of Ásta and her family, who were kidnapped by pirates in Iceland in 1627. Along with hundreds of other Europeans, Ásta was shipped across the globe and sold into slavery in Algiers. In this fictionalised account, Magnusson imagines how Ásta, a pastor’s wife, would have coped in a culture that was completely alien to her. In the end, Ásta has to choose between her freedom and the only child who hasn’t yet been ripped away from her. Save this book for a long train journey, because you won’t want to put it down.

The End of Loneliness – Benedict Wells Jules is sent to boarding school with his siblings following the death of his parents. As his brother and sister drift away, Jules finds solace in a classmate, Alva. Spanning 40 years of loneliness, disconnection and disjointed memories, this novel touches on many themes, from dementia to grief, via hope, love and friendship. Quietly brilliant, The End of Loneliness was awarded the European Prize for Literature in 2016 and has recently been translated from German to English.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie meets Quantum Leap in this tightly plotted debut novel. A man wakes up in the forest with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He soon finds out that he needs to solve a murder, and will keep reliving the day over and over again until he does so. Very clever, highly original and a real page turner to boot, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle deserves to rocket up the bestseller charts.

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Even a tiny bathroom can function brilliantly and look gorgeous. Our top ten tricks of the trade will help make the most of your space. The perfect bathroom – whether it’s a shared family affair or an en suite shower and WC – is a great blend of comfort, good looks and functional efficiency, all achievable even in a small space. 1 Choose subtle colours A pale, neutral colour palette opens up a small bathroom, giving it a clean, sophisticated, contemporary feel. If you want colour, watery blues and greens help the room feel light and airy. To avoid a clinical feel, add texture – think timber shelving, wicker baskets, waffle towels and linen blinds, for example. 2 Fit excellent storage Reduce clutter by minimising what you keep in your bathroom and then find clever spaces to store it. Slimline cupboards are ideal for cleaning products and toiletries and take less floor space. False walls conceal pipework and can have inset cupboards or niches; otherwise, look for anywhere that storage could be added, from above the door to below the basin, even behind the bath panel or a rack inside the shower. 3 Make the most of natural light Enhance the space by getting the most light possible through the windows – keep sills clear and don’t cover any of the glass with window treatments. Bounce light around the room using mirrors and glossy tiles. 4 Select fittings wisely Bathroom fittings designed for

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Striking Sunflowers by Pippa Greenwood

Sunflowers are one of the most stunning and impressive flowers you could have in your garden, and are easy to grow too. Sow them this month to achieve a fantastic flowery display in just a few months’ time. So which ones should you choose and how do you go about getting the best crop of flowers? There are fast-growing and potentially very tall varieties such as ‘Russian Giant’ and ‘Titan’, with the latter reaching a potential height of up to 360cm or 12ft and having heads of up to 60cm (2ft) in diameter! There are some delightful miniature or dwarf varieties. The F1 variety ‘Little Dorrit’ grows to about 60cm (2ft) and has rich yellow flowers with very dark centres. Another favourite is ‘Little Leo’ at just 45cm (18in), which makes lots of impact with golden yellow heads on multi-branching stems. Nowadays there are many colours other than yellow readily available, such as ‘Black Magic’, which has maroon flowers and is multibranching, reaching a height of about 180cm (6ft). Grow yourself a few for cutting too, and you’ll have a vase or more full of flowers that would cost a fortune in the shops. Many varieties are suitable, including the orangey-brown ‘Velvet Queen’, ‘Black Velvet’ and the bi-coloured and pollen-free ‘Magic Roundabout’. For containers, ‘Pacino Colada’ is a compact variety growing to just 40cm (16in) and has 10cm (4in) wide golden-yellow flowers, making a wonderful plant for a sunny patio, sheltered balcony or in the flower beds. Children love a competition to grow the tallest plant and varieties like ‘Russian Giant’ and ‘Giant Single’ are perfect for smaller gardeners, and as they reach heights of about 180cm (6ft) will soon dwarf them! Sunflowers make a cheap and cheerful addition to a garden

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boundary, adding splashes of colour to a dreary fence line or helping to mask a garage or shed. You should get a good crop of blooms if you sow sunflowers between March and May, depending on the weather and where you live. You can sow them straight into the soil or into pots of compost. I like to use RootTrainers to encourage really All types of electrical work undertaken well-developed and deep roots to Testing, Inspection, Certification develop, and make Rewires it easy to plant out the sunflowers Lighting with minimum Fuse boards root disturbance; Sockets see www. pippagreenwood. com/products/growgreat-crops for Tel: 01666 825692 / Mob: 07766 118676 more information. Email: sparkycs82@live.co.uk it may be necessary to give the taller As their name varieties some support in the form suggests, sunflowers need plenty of sunshine to thrive. However, although of a sturdy bamboo cane or slim stake, just in case the wind blows too many are tall, each plant does not strongly! actually take up much space at ground level. Visit Pippa’s website www. Slugs and snails love sunflowers pippagreenwood.com and you’ll find so I always grow them in small some great gardening things: ‘Grow individual pots and plant them out Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ when they’re a few inches tall. This (where you receive your chosen means they’re bigger and tougher garden-ready vegetable plants in May and better able to resist attack. As an accompanied by weekly advice and added precaution, put a ring of slugtips from Pippa) plus RootTrainers, deterring material around the base of Nemaslug, bio-controls, gardening each one – crushed shells, crushed tools, raised bed kits, Grower Frames, eggshells, coco-shell or pine needles signed books and more! for instance. If you’re growing sunflowers on anything other than a protected site,

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Beauty Sense of Summer

by Kate Duggan www.kateduggan.co.uk Say hello to your summer beauty essentials, from the perfect tinted moisturiser to your new favourite lip balm. While most of us are pretty good at slapping on the sun cream these days, it’s all too easy to forget about protecting our hair. Sun damage can make hair frizzy, dry and hard to manage, as Anabel Kingsley, Trichologist at Philip Kingsley, explains, “UV rays act on hair in a similar way to bleach; they degrade its protein structure, leaving strands weaker and more vulnerable to breakage and further damage.” Philip Kingsley’s Sun Shield, £22, can help to keep your hair healthier. As well as offering sun protection, this lightweight spray also helps to prevent damage caused by chlorine and salt water. And, as an extra bonus, it reduces colour fade, and smooths and conditions to boot. See www.philipkingsley.co.uk. Skin does a pretty good job of renewing cells but a helping hand is always appreciated. Green People’s Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator, £22 from www.greenpeople.co.uk, uses pineapple extract and finely ground bamboo stems to gently remove old, dead skin cells and stimulate cell renewal. The exfoliating cream also includes bentonite clay to unblock your pores. In all, there are a whopping 24 beauty-enhancing active ingredients, including orange peel oil and extracts of rosemary leaf and hibiscus flower. Use it two to three times a week for softer, smoother skin that looks and feels healthier. If you’re looking for a new tinted lip balm, Bobbi Brown’s Extra Lip Tint (www.bobbibrown.co.uk) should be on your wish list. It’s super nourishing and works wonders on dry, chapped lips. There are four shades to choose from, all of which work to accentuate your own natural lip colour. So Bare Pink, for example, gives your lips a flushed glow, while Bare Popsicle adds a hint of deeper red. Think moisturising lip balm combined with a lightweight gloss. At £25.50, this is certainly not a budget buy, but it does feel like a real treat so is well worth splurging on. It can feel like there’s a new superingredient being touted in the

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beauty world every week. However, sometimes the old, tried and tested ingredients really are the best. Retinol, for instance, is probably the best ingredient for stimulating collagen production. It’s pretty potent, so most creams only include 1% or less of retinol, to avoid irritation. However, IMAGE skincare have found a way to formulate an overnight mask which includes 3% retinol, without any of the usual side effects. The results of regular use are impressive – firmer, softer skin, with fewer visible lines. Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque retails at £80. Call 0345 504 0461 to find your nearest stockist. If you’re ready to swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser, check out Weleda’s new Beauty Balm Tinted Day Cream, £18.95. It’s packed with botanical goodness, including shea butter, jojoba oil, organic iris and cucumber extract, so is really nourishing. You won’t get the full coverage of a foundation, but the balm is lightly tinted and does a good job of covering imperfections and evening out skin tone. All in all, it’s perfect for summer, as it’s lightweight, doesn’t clog pores, and saves you time in the morning. What’s not to like? See www.weleda.co.uk.

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Cotswold accountant reaches new heights with ‘cloud’ accreditation Cotswold accountant reaches new heights with ‘cloud’ accreditation

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A Cotswold-based accountant has reached new heights, after securing an important ‘cloud’ accounting accreditation.

Ben said: “’Cloud’ accounting packages such as Sage One are becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes and I am delighted to have been awarded ‘certified advisor’ status.

Ben Symons, an accountant at McGills Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, has been accredited as a Sage One Certified Advisor. Sage One is a web-based ‘cloud’ accounting system that enables business owners to monitor the financial performance of their business in real-time and to automate tasks such as generating invoices and recording receipts. It also allows members of the McGills team to access this information simultaneously with the client. ‘Cloud’ accounting is set to become increasingly important in the next year, with all VAT-registered businesses with a turnover of £85,000 a year or more being required to report quarterly to HM Revenue & Customs

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Infiniti QX50 by James Baggot What is it? Launched in the UK less than 10 years ago, Japanese luxury brand Infiniti is still attempting to establish itself as an alternative to the German trio and struggling to top 3,500 sales a year. The firm’s latest attempt to change that is a mid-size SUV to tempt buyers away from the BMW X3 or Audi Q5. With smart technology, a distinctive design and a clever new engine, Infiniti is hoping the QX50 will rapidly become the brand’s bestselling car. What’s new? The QX50 debuts a number of world-first gadgets. These include dynamic noise-cancelling technology in the engine, seats designed in conjunction with NASA, and a

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7. Consent – Previously, you could assume consent on a website or an email if someone didn’t tick a box. Now you have to ensure that they have positively agreed to and actively opted in for you to have their data including sending them sales emails. 8. Data breaches – A clear policy needs to be in place for the possibility of a data breach – how will it be detected, reported and how to contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). The timelines for reporting are tight. 9. Data Protection Officer (DPO) – Any company can appoint a DPO but certain types of companies, have to. Check on the ICO website to see if you are one of them. 10. International – if your company work cross border, you need to review your processes on keeping your data safe. Check for more information on the ICO website if your company involves children’s data or profiling. What to do next? The key to GDPR is transparency and to avoid any serious penalties for non-compliance you need to spend some time to know: • what you do with your data • how you treat it • about being open and honest to your customers and clients about it Remember there are serious penalties in place for companies that do not comply so start today! Kellie Chandler www.dunwoodyhrconsulting.com

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Here I am, holed up in my little office and the phone rings…..yes, you guessed it, another call from some lovely lady asking if I would like a new boiler/windows/insulation or whatever. Of course its yet another cold call. Apart from the disturbance, loss of train of thought on what I was doing etc, no real harm done. But when a friend was called by someone who wanted to talk about a recent car accident, my friend became very worried as she wondered if it was a family member who was involved. The caller would give very little information to my friend because, of course, they were fishing for business and had no idea whether or not there had been an accident. Much more concerning than mine, but again, no long term harm. Then there are the callers who tell you that your computer is under threat and to please log in and follow their instructions so that they can help fix it for you. Well, how helpful is that? Except there is nothing wrong with your computer and the callers aim is to gain access to your computer files with your personal info and passwords etc. Recently I took a call purporting to be from my bank, lovely cheery chap who asked me to confirm my identity. Excuse me, but he called me so I asked her for his identity and phone number so that I could call him back! Strangely enough, he wasn’t keen to disclose that information! Sadly these things do happen and people in our community have been scammed out of thousands of pounds. I think its our nature to be “polite” to others and the con artists rely on this. My advice to you? If it’s an unexpected call, no matter how genuine they sound, beware. Never give out passwords, never let them gain access to your computers or tablets etc. If they are genuine, they can always write to you by post. Of course if they ask for your address, chances are they really don’t know you and if you give them your address you will be receiving a forest worth of junk mail! Remember: “There is no such thing as a free lunch” (well there are a couple of exceptions on that, but its rare) Meanwhile, if I can help in any way, I look forward to hearing from you! Ellen PS, although I love my job, I do only work part time so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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and more than 200 children’s workshops absolutely free so that you can try something you’ve never done before. And if all that sounds too exhausting, why not just eat your way around the world with our food traders from far and wide, or station yourself at one of our 8 bars?! If you live in a SN16 postcode you can get a ‘no camping’ ticket for 4 days for £90, but you can still have a drink or 3 as there’s a £1 shuttle bus to Malmesbury town centre. But if you’d prefer to stay on site and party into the early hours you’ll only have to part with £125 for 3 days with camping and £145 for 4 days. Children aged 13 and under are absolutely free, and with The World of Children offering activities from 9am til 7pm there’ll always be something for your young ones to do. We hope you can join us in celebrating the world on your doorstep. For more information see womad.co.uk.

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In and Around Malme Sunday Lunch Club every 4th Sunday of the month in the Kings Arms call Ellen on 07557 922020, transport can be arranged. ----------------------------------------------------------Every first Sunday in the month Malmesbury River Valleys Trust hold working parties at Conygre Meade Nature Reserve at the end of Station Yard from 10am until Midday. For more details contact Frances 01666 823276 --------------------------------------------------------------Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Nordic Walking 9.45-11am in Malmesbury. Contact 07752567959 Every Monday & Thursday - Nordic Walking 7-8.15pm in Malmesbury. Contact 07752567959 Every Thursday Nordic Walking 9.45 to 11am in a local village contact 077525679 or geminioutdoor.com Every Saturday - Nordic Walking 9-10.15am in Malmesbury. Contact 07752567959 ----------------------------------------------------Every Tuesday and Thursday - 7.30pm Tues 2.30pm Thurs, Crudwell Short Mat Bowls - bring flat shoes, we have the woods - Crudwell Village Hall ----------------------------------------------------Every Monday - 7.30pm Hullavington Short Mat Bowls. Bring flat shoes, woods provided, Hullavington Village Hall, all welcome, details from Pat 01666 838 646 ............................................... - 7:30pm Lea Short Mat Bowls Club. Need flat shoes, we have everything else, Lea village Hall. Call 01666 840 941 ............................................... - 1.00-3.30pm Malmesbury Monday Club. For the benefit of physically handicapped and elderly, residents of Malmesbury. Transport can be arranged in the immediate area. Contact 01666 824 351 ............................................... Malmesbury Singers rehearse from 7:30-9:15pm, Malmesbury Abbey. Two major concerts a year in the Abbey, one at Christmas, the other just before Easter. New members welcome, malmesburysingers.co.uk

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