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This issue: Friday, April 29 to May 6, 2011

VOL 18: 895 UK NO.1.

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THE FLAGS ARE FLYING, THE FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING FOR OUR FAIRYTALE WEDDING

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A AUTOMOBILE SALES & SERVICE

CLOCKS REPAIR

The Clockmaker ....................01488 682277 Animated Laser Co ...............01488 684552

Citroen Specialist ..................01672 COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE & AMJ ...................................... 01488 521053 686611 CURTAIN MAKER Elm TreeSpecialist Motor Company .....01672 511777 REPAIR Citroen ..................01672 521053 Florence Grace .....................01672 514369 EVS...................................... Baxter ..............................01488 684552 Great Shefford Auto Centre 01672 01488 540533 648055 Bill ................... 01672 871496 Great Shefford Auto Centre 01488 CURTAIN MAKER Rapid Fit ............................... 01488 648055 681888 Madeline Walsh BEAUTY THERAPY Florence Grace .....................01488 DANCE SCHOOL 648414 WOODEN FLOORS ElanBESPOKE Beauty............................07749 219300 Elizabeth McIndoe DANCESchool SCHOOL ....01672 520514 Whittle Woods........................08450 552488 BESPOKE TAILORING Elizabeth McIndoe School ....01672 520514 DESIGNER CLOTHING Vincent ..................................01672 DECORATING BOARDING CATTERY 511488 CoCo & Co ............................01488 686319 BESPOKE WOODEN FLOORS Littlecopse Cattery ................01672 520879 David Rolls ............................01488 682953 Whittle Woods........................08450 552488 W. Talmage ...........................01488 685361 ELECTRICAL SERVICES BUILDING SERVICES BOARDING CATTERY ELECTRICAL SERVICES Ian Barnes Electrical............. 01672 520147 CEW Builders.........................07818 233249 ...............................................07747 Littlecopse Cattery ................01672 520879 Ashbury Elcetrical ................ 01793 710781 414493 Jeeves &BUILDING Green ....................01488 680703 SERVICES .............................................. Chris Loney .......................... 07851 01672 794258 514696 Ross Edwards .......................01672 514020 CEW Builders.........................07818 233249 Chris Loney .......................... 01672 982232 514696 ...............................................07855 Simon Thorpe ...................... 07775 727389 Edward Stacey.......................01672 562734 Premier ...............................................07855 Electrics....................01672 982232 890296 KG Parsons ...........................07921 516661 CARPETS & CURTAINS255008 JM SG Electrical...........................01672 Electrical Services...........01672 516724 Ross Edwards .......................01672 Lambourn Electrical Contractors D&R Furnishers....... curtains 01672 514020 513491 FASHION P.M. Rosier & Son. ...............01672 ................01488 670116........07958 488629 ..................................carpets 01672 871202 513492 The Clothes Shop .................. 01635890296 47832 Simon ...................... Electrics....................01672 GeddesThorpe Carpets ................... 07775 01672 727389 514261 Premier CARPETS & CURTAINS SG Electrical Services...........01672 516724 FENCING CARPET UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Dible & Roy&............ curtains 01672 513491 RJ Cripps EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIES 01488 683807 ChemDry by Flair ................ 01672 01635 513492 524110 Woodland ............................. ..................................carpets Enterprises............01488 648820

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

FISHMONGER ESTATE AGENTS

CHURCHES CLEANING SERVICES

GASDESIGN/SERVICES INSTALLERS GARDEN

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT The Lobster Pot ................... 01488 686770 David Marshall.....................01488 686867 David Owen Owen && Co..................01672 Co..................01672 512163 512163 Russell CHIMNEY SWEEP FUNERAL DIRECTORS Virginia Parkes ..................... 01488 649908 Camp Hopson Hopson Funerals.........01488 Funerals.........01488 686511 686511 Jamie ................................... 01488 648417 Camp CHIMNEY SWEEP GARDEN DESIGN/SERVICES Sarsen Stoves ..................... 01264 790033 FURNISHING Brush & VacCHIROPRACTOR ......................... 01488 648417 PH Landscapes .....................01672 870113 SofasServices & Stuff ........................ 0808 1783211 Sarsen Stoves ..................... 01264 ............ 790033 RPS ........................01672 512350 Hungerford Chiropractic Healthcare With Love ............................. 01488 682440 682286 Sootys .................................. 01488 649028 Stacy Tuttle ...........................01488 ...................................... 01488 683666

ENERcon...............................01488 680800 Hungerford Tree Surgery ..... 01488 682174 CLEANING SERVICES RM Garden HAIRDRESSERS Services............. 01672 513001 CLOCKS Upstairs Downstairs ..............01672 541177 Krysia Eddery........................07796 517 Landscapes .....................01672136 870113 The Clockmaker ....................01488 682277 PH The Gentleman’s Shop..........01488 684363 GAS INSTALLERS COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE & Roberta’s ..............................01488 682888 ENERcon...............................01488 680800

Church the Rock ............ 01672 871420 UpstairsonDownstairs ..............01672 541177

Advertisers with weekly advertisements for a year are welcome to an entry in the index.

HANDYMAN GIFTS

REMOVALS & STORAGE RIDING

Mike The Handyman ............ 01672 870314 LouthLocally Removals.....................01672 513868 Inklings...................................01488 681800 Ride ..........................01488 683253 .................................. mobile 07769 711519 RIDING HAIRDRESSERS PUBS & RESTAURANTS HOTELS, PUBS, RESTAURANTS Ride Locally ..........................01488 683253 Ad ................................. 01488 681944 ....................... 01488 668896 TheHoc Hare..................................01488 71386 Indigo Palace ROOFING SERVICES Roberta’s ..............................01488 682888 The Hare Roofi .................................01488 The Ivy House .......................01672 515333 Heritage ng ......................0148871386 71117 The ............... 01488 608115 IRONING JNCHalfway RoofingBistro ..01488 648337/07771 597117 HOTELS, PUBS, RESTAURANTS Manuella’s.............................01672 The Hare..................................01488512884 71386 ...............................................07733 ROOFING SERVICES 213869 LINE DANCING MEJ Martin.............................01488 Heritage Roofing ......................01488685341 71117 IMAGE CONSULTANT Tessa Hicks ...........................01672 520336 MEJ Roofright ...............................01672 685341 871207 Martin.............................01488 Clothes Counsellor ................0844 8094566 MATHS & ENGLISH TUITION THERAPY MJS RoofiREVERSE ng ........................ 01488 683662 Kennet Tutors ....................... 01672 516278 Roofright Dr. John Eaton ..................... 0870 6260100 INTERIOR DESIGN ...............................01672 871207 MOBILE HAIRDRESSER SCAFFOLDING Libby Blakey Design .............01488 657830 SKIP HIRE Touch of Class ......................07788 956199 Hills O.N.C. Scaffolding 514895 Waste Disposal................01672 .............01488 657123 IRONING MOBILITY SERVICES SHOOTING & EQUESTRIAN Manuella’s.............................01672 512884 STONEMASONS Mobility Centre.......................01380 727555 Woodland Enterprises ...........01488 648820 Humphries Stonemasons.......01488 682847 MONUMENTAL SCULPTOR SKIP HIRE KITCHENS M.J. Sly ................................01672 .............01488 657123 Akorn Kitchen ......................... 01635516797 49448 Hills Waste Disposal STOVES NAIL .....................01635 TECHNICIANS 864274 Sarsen Stoves STOP SMOKING 790033 Krown Kitchens Ltd.................01264 Jaqueline’s Nails .................. 01488 686638 Must Stop Smoking................01488 644699

LOGS NURSING SERVICES

Seasoned Timber Co ...........07917 684916 875781 Brendoncare .........................01488

PAINTING DECORATING LINE&DANCING

TAXIS &STOVES PRIVATE HIRE

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1st DirectStoves Cars.......................01488 Sarsen Ltd.................01264 681182 790033

TOOL HIRE TOYS

D & R Hicks Randall ..........01672 539213 ............ A4 Hire..................................01488 ..................................01488680607 684584 Tessa ...........................01672 520336 Toyden .................................... / 07743 186740 TREE WORK NURSING SERVICES TRAVEL DJC Painting & Decorating....01672 519850 J. Hawkins .............................01672 870487 Brendoncare .........................01488 684916 Farewise N. Hewer 01488 684962/07766 695383 KellehersTravel......................01488 ...............................01672 686858 539163 PERSONAL TRAINER Lasts Tree Care ....................01672 861770 PAINTING & DECORATING TREE WORK Tina 01672 562435 UPHOLSTERY D & RConnor Randall......................... ..........01672 539213 ............ Clean Cut Tree Fellers ......... 01488 682273 PHOTOGRAPHY JD Upholstery 871808 .................................... / 07743 186740 Hungerford Tree.......................01793 Surgery ..... 01488 682174 ChrisPainting Caswell........................01672 TREATMENT 861770 DJC & Decorating....01672 810971 519850 Lasts TreeWATER Care ....................01672 PLUMBING SERVICES Francis W Saunders ............ 01488 648806 Soft Options ..........................01672 521123 WATER TREATMENT A4 Plumbing ..........................07771 511331 WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES PAVING Options ..........................01672 Chris Ward.............................07876 202006 Soft Salisbury Glass .....................01722 521123 328985 Pave Rite Ltd ....................... 07778 734500 Hungref Ltd............................01672 519163 WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES Salisbury Glass .....................01722 328985 PLUMBING SERVICES OilTec.....................................01488 A4 Plumbing ..........................07771 648656 511331 Hungref Ltd............................01672 519163

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HUGE MAY DAY CLEARANCE SALE AT D&R FURNISHERS

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BEELINES

or most journalists foreign travel means visiting foreign towns but my venues were often deep in foreign countryside. One such in Austria had all the hallmarks of a Franz Lehar operetta. The time was shortly after the end of World War 2 and the location was on the edge of the picturepostcard village of Brunnwinkl, on Lake Wolfgang near Salzburg. I was visiting the home of Professor Karl von Frisch, of Graz University, and it proved to be a large, wooden chalet decorated with stag-horns. The white-haired professor, in Tyrolean deerskin breeches and grey-edged green jacket with metal buttons and with a twinkle behind his metal-rimmed glasses, looked the part. Yet, what he was about to show me had staggered the scientific world. He had spent six years studying exactly what goes on within the darkness of a busy beehive and had discovered that a foraging honey-bee which has found a good source of nectar can inform its hive-mates exactly where it is by dancing in a particular way. The professor began his demonstration by taking me to his ingenious, glass-sided hive located under a black tent fitted with a dark-room light. He explained that, like a photographic plate, the bee’s eye is insensitive to dim red rays so the insects were not disturbed as we watched their honeycomb antics. He showed me how, with extreme patience and skill, he had numbered the few hundred bees in the hive by dabbing them with a fine paint brush. Then, one morning before the bees were out, he had placed a bowl of lavender-scented, synthetic nectar in front of the hive and had then crept into his observation tent. The first bee to find the nectar and fly back to convert it to honey – No.56 - broke into a lively jig on the hanging honeycomb. The professor then saw three other bees join in the dance and within a few minutes, his assistant reported that trio drinking at the bowl. They, too homed back to the hive and danced more workers into seeking a drink. The professor had repeated the experiment hundreds of times moving the nectar-bowl a few yards further away each day with the same result until the distance increased beyond 100 yards. Then the pioneer bee did a different

dance on the honey-comb, capering along a wide figure of eight course and wagging its tail every time it did the straight steps across the waist of the 8. Using a stop-watch, von Frisch noted that the nearer the nectar was to the hive the faster the bee danced. When it was 100 yards away it did 40 tailwagging runs every minute. When it was a mile away it did 18. Having received the information, the other bees consistently flew to the bowl located at the exact distance tapped out by the dancer, ignoring nearer bowls they had to fly over to get there. The system was so accurate that, without knowing where his assistant had put the bowl, von Frisch could pinpoint it by timing the rhythm of the bees. For drinks located up to 3 miles away he was accurate to within 100 yards. He discovered that, from a quick glance at a patch of blue sky, a bee can tell the exact position of the sun and get its bearings on a cloudy day. If a bee danced its straight, tail-wagging steps up the comb it was saying that the feeding place lay in the same direction as the sun. Doing them downwards meant that it was in the opposite direction. It could communicate the precise angle of the flight-path to the sun’s direction. It could even allow for the wind when dancing out its instructions. The professor had successfully repeated all his experiments using bowls filled with wild flowers instead of synthetic nectar. I departed humbled by the knowledge – since fully confirmed by others - that the mind of a creature smaller than my thumb-nail is intricate to a degree which my brain finds hard to comprehend.

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ward-winning clinical psychologist, Dr Cecilia D’Felice, a regular contributor to ‘The Wright Stuff’, ITV, GMTV, Channel 4 News, as well as writing for magazines such as Psychologies and Marie Claire, will be coming to Hungerford to give a one hour ‘Breathing Space’ workshop. The workshop will help teach people the art of ‘Mindfulness’ - the ability to leave the past behind, while also not projecting oneself into a catastrophic future, and learning to live and enjoy the present moment. A book signing follows the workshop for the author’s books, ‘Dare to be You’ and ‘21 Days to a New You’. The evening is a collaborative event between The Hungerford Bookshop and Gaia Wellbeing. It will be held in the Owl Studio above Gaia at 7pm on May 4th, and tickets are available at £5 each from them (01488 681616).

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have recently written of Coronation Day in 1953; well, let us jump forward to the 25th anniversary (The Queen came to the throne in 1952) and to celebrate I organised one of my favourite recreational activities in the form of a sponsored walk. This was amongst the best I ever arranged and attracted a quite astonishing number of people. I have most of the paperwork associated with the event but numbers would have been well in excess of 200. My old friend Ron Tarry was mayor at this time and sent out an appeal letter for participants, the sponsorship monies being directed to providing souvenirs for all the children in the town. It will surprise all readers that 34 years ago times were quite different and as I have all the forms the averge sponsorship per mile is only 3p and there were many at 1/2p so that the 10-mile walk did not attract large sums of money. The walk was exactly 10 miles in length. We informed all landowners where there were footpaths to be used and the route started from the Royal Exchange, crossed the Common to Templeton, Balsdon, Saddlers Lane, Bitham Lane, over the A338 to Standen Manor, North Standen, over the railway, Freeman’s Marsh to finish at The Croft Hall. The route was carefully designed and required 20 marshals and cars available at 3 places to bring home walkers who could not complete the distance. To be continued.....

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HUNGERFORD’S HISTORIC HOCKTIDE ON TUESDAY

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he Hungerford Town and Manor and Liberty of Sanden Fee will hold its historic Hocktide Day on Tuesday, May 3, the Contable of the Town and Manor, Greg Furr reports. The Hungerford festivities are one of the oldest traditional ceremonies in England. The day will open with the Bellman Robin Tubb sounding the Constable’s Horn from the Town Hall balcony at 8am. The Constable will hand the Tutti Poles to the two Tuttimen who will be accompanied by the Orangeman to collect the dues from the Common Right properties. To make Hocktide more enjoyable for Hungerfordians and visitors it is hoped to have Barnably Newton’s restored fairground organ in the High Street during the day. In the evening Hungerford Town Band will play in the Corn Exchange for people to wander in and listen from 7.30pm to 9pm. Tel. 01488 685081 for information.

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WOODLAND ST MARY £499,950 On the market for the first time in over 20 years, this delightful detached cottage is Listed Grade II of special architectural or historic interest and believed to date back to the mid 17th century. Much period character remains throughout the accommodation which includes a drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, wide landing/occasional bedroom, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Good sized gardens with a rural outlook and separate triple garage.

HUNGERFORD £479,950 An attractive detached house situated in a highly sought after location. This impressive modern home offers well designed living accommodation arranged over two floors. On the ground floor there is a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace, a separate dining room and a wonderful open plan kitchen/breakfast room. A useful utility room and a cloakroom/WC complete the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs, there are five bedrooms. The master bedroom has a luxurious en-suite shower room and the remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom. Outside, a driveway leads to the integral double garage. To the rear there is a neatly tended garden. In all, an outstanding detached house in a prime location.

CHILTON FOLIAT £220,000 A charming terraced cottage located in the heart of this highly sought after village. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation includes a generous sized kitchen/dining room and a sitting room with an open fireplace. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms served by a separate bathroom. Outside, there is a courtyard at the front with space to park a vehicle and to the rear there is a pretty garden. The property is offered for sale with no onward chain.

KINTBURY £399,950 A charming semi-detached cottage standing in a lovely secluded garden on the edge of the village. This immaculately presented property is of Victorian origin with later additions and retains great character. On the ground floor the accommodation includes a light and airy ‘John Lewis of Hungerford’ kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room with a fireplace housing a wood burning stove and a study. Upstairs, there are three generous sized bedrooms served by a luxurious shower room and separate bathroom. Outside, the mature garden is a particular feature and there is a detached garage providing off street parking.

HUNGERFORD £299,950

HUNGERFORD £285,000

An older style semi-detached house located in a popular residential area. The accommodation includes an open plan sitting room and dining room and a good sized kitchen/breakfast room. Upstairs, three bedrooms served by a separate bathroom. Outside, there is a low maintenance front garden and a driveway leads to a detached single garage. The mature rear garden is a particular feature measuring approximately 80’ in length.

An older style semi-detached house located in a popular residential area. The accommodation includes an open plan sitting room and dining room and a good sized kitchen/breakfast room. Upstairs, three bedrooms served by a separate bathroom. Outside, a low maintenance front garden and a driveway leads to a detached single garage. The mature rear garden is a particular feature measuring approximately 80’ in length.

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he Hungerford and Marlborough Weekly Adviser has gone on to the world web as a full publication. Readers can bring The Adviser up on their computer screen simply by clicking theweeklyadviser.com The added readership service is free to advertisers whose advertisements are featured weekly. Adviser technology continues to be at the cutting edge of publishing and our advertisers and readers are part of this revolution.

PEWSEY RD. BRIDGE OPENS ON FEBRUARY 13

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he Reverend Candice Marcus has been appointed Part-Time Team Vicar in Whitton Benefice. This was announced by Team Vicar The Reverend Simon Weedon in St Mary’s Chilton Foliat recntly. The Rev. Marcus will be licensed on June 16 at Aldbourne. She is an Assistant Curate.

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oubts are being expressed over proposals for a referendum on May 13 concerning the United Kingdom’s voting system and electoral boundaries. Proposals for a preferential voting system and to change electoral boundaries are not being met with enthusiasm in some quarters. There is doubt as to whether the suggested preferential system would be better than the existing first-past-the post system. The £90m cost of a referendum and the future cost of a more complicated system are also being questioned. Suggestions to change the systems are reported to have been made during the Labour Party’s tenure supported by the Liberal Democrats. The proposed changes were explained without bias prior to the annual meeting of Ramsbury and Chilton Foliat branch of the Conservative Party on Thursday night.

MARLBOROUGH PARKING AND TRANSPORT TO BE DISCUSSED

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r Guy Loosmore told the last Marlborough Town council meeting the whole complex problem of transport in Marlborough needed attention with a CONCERNS OVER PUBLIC HOUSES view to a bigger scheme. oncerns are being expressed over the future of A decision was also needed as to whether the council would some four public houses in Hungerford district. support a residents’ parking scheme. The recession and demands by breweries are being Committee consideration and a future public meeting were blamed. mentioned.

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CANAL FOOTBRIDGE ON SCHEDULE

ork is expected to begin on Hungerford canal footbridge on schedule in April. Funds have been assured for the project despite major financial cutbacks in the West Berkshire budget.

MARLBOROUGH WEST WOODS SALE CONCERN

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arlborough Town Councillors at their last meeting expressed concern at the proposed sale of West Woods. Cr Nick Fogg said the woods were a resource for the CR GWYNNETH BULLOCK ILL people of the town and surrounds and with the inclusion of ungerford’s hard-working Councillor Gwynneth the Wansdyke section could constitute an historic heritage Bullock is reported to be in hospital. Prayers site.

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he Hungerford Historical Association were this month treated to a talk by their youngest ever speaker, Douglas Clapp, entitled ‘Witchcraft in Berkshire during the 16th & 17th Centuries’. Douglas, 21, is studying history at Reading University and his thesis provided the basis of the talk. The English idea of a witch at that time was generally an old, poor woman, probably a widow, who had gained a reputation with her neighbours as a witch. English witches knew other witches, but acted alone, and they inherited their ‘powers’ from a familiar spirit (e.g. a cat) who they paid with their own blood! In 1542 the first law against witchcraft was introduced, making it a capitol offence. This law was revised in 1563 under Elizabeth I to make execution less likely, but the law was made harsher again under James I, who was very suspicious of witches. The last execution for witchcraft was in 1684 and the law was eventually repealed in 1951. Some examples of Berkshire witches were then given, including the unusual case of ‘The Windsor Witches’, which eventually finished with the hanging of 4 witches after wax effigies were found that possibly resembled The Queen. Another case involved a man from Hungerford who made his daughter fake enchantment, so that he could accuse his neighbour, in order to settle a grudge stemming from a football match! The last case mentioned was the ‘Newbury Surfing Witch’, a royalist woman spotted by parliamentarian soldiers using a piece of wood to traverse the Kennet and automatically assumed to be a witch! This claim was apparently confirmed when they opened fire on her and she failed to die, so they waded in and finished the job with their swords, just to be on the safe side. The next talk is entitled ‘Tree-rings – a Time and a place’ by Dr Andy Moir and is on the 23rd February at 7.30pm at The Corn Exchange, Hungerford.

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7/3/11 HUNGERFORD ROTARY PAYS FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Do you know of any young person aged between 18 and 25 who would like to participate in an outdoor adventure week in July 2011 in North Wales? The week is organised by and paid for by Hungerford Rotary Club and is a great way to improve leadership skills while having fun abseiling, canoeing,orienteering and socialising with other young people. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in finding out more, please contact Rotarian James Brown on email jasandlou@btinternet.com

21.3.11 KINTBURY TO CELEBRATE MAY DAY May Day celebrations will open in Kintbury at 11am outside St. Mary’s Church with the crowning of the May Queen and Morris Dancing. At 11.30 there will be a procession of the May Queen and attendants via Miss Lawrence Field and Bradley close to Cornoation Hall where at noon there will be maypole dancing by children of St Mary’s School and Brownies. A barbecue, refreshments and stalls will provide fun for all the family.

NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR ALDBOURNE BAND

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ew Musical Director for Aldbourne Band - David Johnson LLCM LRSM – watch him conduct at Immanuel Church, Swindon. Aldbourne Band have great expectations that their new Musical Director will lead them back into the Championship Section this year. The work has already started with the West of England test piece – an overture called ‘Le Carnival Romain’ written by Berlioz. This will be played in Torquay on 12th March competing against other First Section bands. The Band need to be placed 1st or 2nd in order to qualify for the National First Section Finals held in Harrogate in September. A win at Harrogate guarantees a promotion back to the Championship Section. The New Year has seen two new players from Jaguar Band join Aldbourne in its quest to regain championship status. At the Band’s 48th annual concert in Immanuel Church, Swindon on 29th January the audience will have the opportunity to hear Le Carnival Romain for its first public airing this year. Tickets are £7 on the door for a 7pm start. Special guests are the Ramsbury based Bella Voce Choir. David was born and raised in Sennen Cove near LandsEnd in Cornwall. At the age of 10 David began playing the baritone in Penzance Silver Band under the baton of Claude Nicholas and then he moved

to his much loved Euphonium. At 14 he accepted the position of Solo Euphonium at Lanner and District Silver Band where he remained until he joined the Royal Marines Band Service in September 1990 at the age of 16 as a Euphonium & Cello player. Whilst under training David studied the Euphonium under the tutelage of Steve Shimwell. In 1993, David completed his training and was drafted to the Staff Band Royal Marines Deal. His career has taken him too many countries including the USA, Canada, Russia, Ethiopia, Japan, and Australia. As well as a euphonium player, David is also an arranger of music for both the brass band and wind band and has been featured as a Soloist and arranger at the Royal Albert Hall at the Mountbatten Festival of Music on many occasions. David is currently the Chief Librarian of the Royal Marines Band Service in Portsmouth. His Brass Band career has been successful as a player and a conductor. He has taken his previous band Verwood Concert Brass from the Forth to the First Section in four years and looks forward to great success with Aldbourne Band this year. -Deborah Sheppard

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n Art and Architecture day at St John’s on 14 December was a big success. Students, artists and adults from the community spent a day working together to come up with designs for a 3D installation to go into the School’s atrium. Ideas ranged from glass shards hung to throw coloured reflections onto walls and floor, to paper darts flying around the atrium and symbolising the journey of young people at school. There were eight designs in total all presented to a panel of judges. After several days of deliberation the judges who included St John’s Headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood, Architect Neil Armitage and Artist Fenella Elms selected an installation made up of flocks of birds soaring around the space. The birds are in fact cut-outs of hands and St John’s hopes to be able to include the hands of thousands of people from the Marlborough area. Primary schools are being invited to participate, but St John’s would also like to involve the whole community. Speaking on behalf of the judges, local artist and project coordinator Fenella Elms, said, ‘We were impressed with all eight of the design ideas. But we had also to take into account the technical complexity of the making. A flock of birds created from hands soaring around the atrium is a wonderful idea that will look great. Now all that we need are lots of people making the Hand Birds!’ Now students and volunteers from the wider community are working together under the guidance of St John’s Head of Art Leesa Spokes and artist Fenella Elms, the project co-ordinator to create the sculpture, and want to involve as many people as possible in creating “Hand Birds”. Thousands of birds will need to be made, by reusing plastic milk bottles to create pairs of hands that will be fixed in the atrium to look like a soaring flock of birds. The School’s Headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood is very keen to involve the wider community to ensure that the installation is made up of the hands of people of all ages and from all parts of the area. Messages of sharing, individuality, freedom and flight will all be enhanced by having hundreds of these ‘birds’ of all shapes and sizes grouped and fixed onto clear plastic piping. Each bird is made from a cut out recycled plastic milk bottle, preferably the two litre size. Simple to make,

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after cutting off the bottom and top fiddly bits of the bottle, flatten, fold in half and draw around your hand to create your own Hand Bird. Cut it out while folded and then open out to see your finished bird. of 30th March. The workshops take place on selected Mondays from 3.15 - 4.30 with the installation talking place in late March. For further details call Fenella on 01672 541076. -kate Hunter.

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t John’s in Marlborough has an action-packed community day planned on Saturday 19 March. Free for all the family, the Marlborough Science Fair follows in the footsteps of last year’s hugely successful Transport Day, which saw over 1,500 people visiting the school and resulted in St John’s winning a national award from the British Science Association for the best event organised by a Secondary School. The Science Fair will be open from 11:00am to 3:00pm and visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a huge range of activities appealing to adults and children alike. Refreshments will be available all day and lunches will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 2:00pm. The Science Laboratories will be open and will give visitors the opportunity to make ice-cream using dry ice and take part in a range of experiments involving taste and smell. A treasure hunt will have clues hidden around the school with a maths theme, and prizes for everyone solving the puzzles, and there will be a more relaxing opportunity for wine-tasting for adults. Outside there will be displays of a range of fascinating vehicles including vintage military vehicles and modern police vehicles, and the police are also planning to bring some of their trained dogs. Inside the school a huge inflatable planetarium will be running six thirty-minute shows throughout the day with a cost of £2 per person. The shows “The Zula Patrol” and “Astronomyths” are an ideal way to introduce children to astronomy. 40 places are available on the Intel driving simulator, the Bloodhound Driving Experience, which gives people the change to find out what it is like to drive at 1,000mph in the jet and rocketpropelled Bloodhound, which is bidding to become the world’s fastest car. Also on the 19th, Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol will give a lecture-demonstration from 12:30-2:00pm. The lecture “A Pollutant’s Tale” looks at the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere and is accompanied by demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen, oxygen foam, dry ice and a few explosions! Tickets are £1 and need to be pre-booked by emailing conference@stjohns. wilts.sch.uk St John’s is easily accessible on foot from the Town Centre, and limited parking is available at the school. Additionally a shuttle bus will run every 15 minutes to and from the Children’s Centre in the George Lane car park. The day will be the culmination of a whole week celebrating science at St John’s as part of National Science and Engineering Week, 11-20 March. Throughout the week groups of students will be able to take part in a range of fun “Experiments in the Atrium” during their lunch break, hear talks from the Wiltshire Police Ballistics and Forensics team, meet the Director of the Bloodhound Racing Project, and find out more about Darwin and Evolution from Dr David J Robinson from the Open University. -K Hunter

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World Web News 8/3/11 VOLUNTARY ACTION ENCOURAGED FOR COMMUNITY CENTRES West Berkshire Council was encouraging voluntary action to keep Hungerford’s John O’Gaunt and Croft Field community centres operational, District Councillor David Holtby told the last Hungerford Town Council Meeting. He said £100,000 were being made available for the transition in West Berkshire. 23.3.11 HUNGERFORD ROTARY ACTS IN JAPANESE EMERGENCY Hungerford Rotarians spent last weekend collecting donations amounting to a record £1519.66p to supply Shelterboxes for victims of the Japanese Earthquake/ Tsunami. Rotary President Graeme Sleeman commented that, “Having collected for dozens of organisations in the past he had never seen such enthusiasm expressed as was this time around”. 8/3/11 DEPUTY MAYOR APPOINTED Cr Martin Draper has been appointed Deputy Mayor of Hungerford. COMMON PARKING ACTION Action was being taken to rectify parking problems on Hungerford Common, District Councillor David Holtby told the last town council meeting. 21.3.11 CONCERT TO CELEBRATE RBL 90TH ANNIVERSARY The celebrated blind pianist Derek Paravicini will give a concert on behalf of Kintbury Royal British Legion in St Nicholas Church, Newbury at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 16. The concert will mark the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal British Legion. For tickets please tel. 01488 608601.

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21.3.11 ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH AND POPPY AWARDS -from Jack Williams A large number of volunteer helper including town mayor Anthony Buckwell and Conmstable of the town and Manor Greg Furr attended the Hungerford Royal British Legion Branch and Poppy Awards on Wednesday, March 16. President Jack williams gave the 17 branch wards and the two ladies who were poppy organisers Stella North and Shelagh Parry gave the awards for collectors. These ranged from 5-year awards up to 30 years to Richard Grant and very especially 55 years for Mrs Betty Grant. There were special awards to Hungerford Town Band and the branch padre the Rev. Andrew Sawyer. It was a very convivial evening conducted in the true spirit of Hungerfpord royal British Legion. 21.3.11 HUNGERFORD TOWN BAND DOES WELL IN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS On Saturday 19th March Hungerford Town Band went to Stevenage to compete in the 2nd section London & Southern Counties Regional Championships. Having been promoted last year to the second section Hungerford Town Band took on the challenge of playing the 2nd section area test piece of ‘Resurgam’ by Eric Ball a famous piece in the brass banding world. After months of hard work and dedication by the 26 players and conductor Tim Crouter the band placed 6th out of 18, achieving the highest placement in the band’s history. With the excitement of the day over the band now concentrate on their annual concert taking place at 7.30pm on the 9th April in the Hungerford Town Hall. More details are on the Bands website www.HungerfordTownBand.co.uk -Melanie Healey . EXCITING ROTARY CONCERT The Hungerford Rotary Club is pleased to have secured the Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan Singers society for an exciting concert to be held in Hungerford Corn Exchange on Saturday, May 7th. Tickets will be available from Crown Needlework, High street, Hungerford from April 1st at £12.50 each. A Wine Bar will be provided by Caviste.

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World Web News HUNGERFORD BOOKSHOP TO JUDGE TOP LITERARY PRIZE

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13.3.11 DO YOU HAVE BOOKS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES?

ungerford Bookshop to judge top literary prize and is regionally shortlisted for Independent Bookshop of the Year! The Hungerford Bookshop co-owner, Emma Milne-White, has been selected to be one of the judges for the Costa Book Awards - one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK. “I am very excited at the prospect of being a judge for the novel category, though with over 30 books to read in a few months I think I shall be staying in quite a bit!” said Emma. The Hungerford Bookshop won ‘Independent Bookshop of the Year’ in 2009 and has been regionally shortlisted for the same prize this year. The shop, which stocks new and old books, has built up a reputation for holding regular author events - this month sees Katherine Swift talking about her garden in ‘The Morville Year’ on April 12th, and on April 19th Stephanie Williams gives an illustrated talk about the eventful lives of British Governors during Empire (contact the shop for more details).

Do any of you have any books that might be suitable for either the Primary School or the John O Gaunt? I have received the following message from the Primary School: Hungerford Primary School is looking to add to its library facilities and has asked its parents to send in any unwanted good quality/condition books. In order to widen the circle, we are making the same appeal to our parents and friends in the community. If you have any books that would be suitable for children aged 5 - 11, please either send them directly to Hungerford Primary School or send them into the JOG school office. JOG’s library/resource centre would also be interested in any good quality fiction or non-fiction books. If you are unsure about which age group a book is for, please send it in and our library staff will decide. -Annabel King

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23.3.11 POLICE TO CRACK DOWN ON HUNGERFORD SPEEDSTERS

Police would be cracking down on speedsters in Hungerford area, PC Claire Drewitt told the annual Hungerford parish meeting. While all crime was down 12% the domestic and harassment crime rate was high and rising she said. MORE THAN 70 AT The Hungerford police team of seven was headed by Inspector Dave Milsom and Sergeant Ian Ward. PARISH MEETING Hungerford’s annual parish meeting attracted more than 70 rate- The mayor, Cr Anthony Buckwell said increased police presence payers who were given an opportunity to hear of council achieve- and falling crime rates in Hungerford were encouraging. ments and goals. JOHN O’ GAUNT ARTS EVENT The mayor, Cr Anthony Buckwell introduced the council’s new On Tuesday 29th of March 60 students from Year 6 and 7 will be town clerk Claire Barnes and sent he meting’s good wishes to Cr taking part in an Arts Event with local group Kaya Drumming. Gwynneth Bullock who was unabler to attend through illness.. They will be completing workshops in Music, Drama and Art from Cr Buckwell emphasised the need for more poeple to take inter- 4pm with a final performance/presentation in the Main Hall from est in council and he said nominations for the election for May 9 5pm. If you are around please feel free to come along and check would soon be advertised. out what they are doing, the workshops are based on the theme of Speaking on the upcoming census he warned people to be on the the Native African Arts and it promises to be a fantastic couple of lookout for bogus collectors. hours. Students will be working in the Main Hall, the Drama Studio and the Art Rooms. 23.3.11 A good time to attend would be between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. - Rita Colclough GET YOUR GREEN FINGERS GOING Hungerford’s Cr Margaret Wilson has appealed to Hungerford people to get their green fingers going for Hungerford In Bloom to be judged on July 16. She told the annual parish meeting that all gardens and allotments would be in the contest.

ROTARY DONATES £250 TO TUESDAY CLUB

Local Farmer, David Wallis, Vice President Hungerford Rotary Club and colleague member Ron Rowland took time out recently to help pour tea at the weekly gathering of the Tuesday Club of Hungerford. The Tuesday Club Hungerford, formed in 1996 for the benefit of the “less mobile” of the Town and immediate area, were delighted to also receive a cheque for £250 for their fund. David Wallis commented “how he thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a very happy group for afternoon tea”. Regular Pub Lunches, Afternoon Teas, Short Break Holidays and a host of other activities currently please Tuesday Club’s membership of around 80 persons..with room for more. Those interested should telephone John Hollistair on 01488 682037 - James Brown

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ember of Hungerford John O’Gaunt Community Technology College staff, Ms Claire Williams, is getting married later this year. Having always been impressed by the work created by our students, she approached textiles teacher, Mrs Walker, and explained that she wanted a different style of dress. A plan was then hatched to launch a competition, with the winning design being made up for Claire’s big day. Ex student Lili Tuttle, who recently graduated from the Arts University College in Bournemouth, agreed to make up the chosen design. The students were given a brief of the type of dress, which had to contain a little of the family tartan!!! There were so many designs to go through, some rather unique. A design was finally chosen and the winner is Bethany Burkitt in Year 11. The dress design is just what Claire wanted and, with Lili’s input, is sure to be an original. Runner up was Martine Matthews in Year 7 who not only designed a dress, she actually made it! Ms Williams would like to thank all the students for their entries they will definitely be kept in her wedding keepsake box. - Rita Colclough

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World Web News STUDENTS REACH ENGLAND FINAL OF DEBATE COMPETITION After a successful day in Taunton at the West of England Finals of the Schools Mace competition, the oldest national debating competition in the UK, two St John’s students are now looking forward to competing in the England Finals on Friday evening. The two St John’s Sixth Formers, James Pitts, 16, and Emmie Price-Goodfellow, 17, reached the final having beaten 17 other schools in the West of England competition on 19th March. The pair will now compete in debates against five other English schools at the National Finals this Friday 1st April in London. The competition is run by the ESU, the English Speaking Union, and is open to students from secondary schools across the country. The debating competition enables participants to gain valuable skills and knowledge, and former winners have gone on to become MPs, senior lawyers, prominent scientists and captains of industry. Debating and Court Competition clubs at St John’s are run by Law & English teacher Dr Leslie Spencer and offer a chance for students to develop their confidence and public speaking skills. At the regional final the judges said that it was the team’s clear structure, strong definition, superb oratory skills and good knowledge that enabled them to triumph over the other schools. The winning debate which the St John’s team argued in favour of was “This house would abandon Britain’s nuclear weapons programme”. As Emmie explained “This is a subject on which James knows rather a lot, and one of the judges later referred to him as a ‘nuclear geek’, so we were confident that we knew what we talking about. The opposition, unfortunately for them but fortunately for us, didn’t seem to have such deep subject knowledge, and so our arguments about nuclear war being unethical and unnecessary in a modern age stood up well, whilst their arguments about the nuclear programme being a deterrent and aiding the economy did not”. The winner of the National Final will go on to compete in the ESU’s International Final, this year to be held in Dublin. PROGRESSIVE TOWN HALL PLANS FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION Marlborough Town Council’s progressive plans to refurbish the Town Hall will go to public consultation in May. About 50 people at the annual parish meeting on Monday heard heated debate on the plans which are expected to cost about £1m. The meeting earlier heard an outline of the plans from Property committee chairman Cr Guy Loosmore. He outlined the plan to make the town hall a proper community centre with conference facilities and the ability to attract substantial income. He stressed that the work would be a long-term investment. Work is already well under way on various aspects, the main being the disabled persons’ access and facilities. A large theatre screen has been established in the hall and the first public showing will be the royal wedding on April 29. CANAL PROJECT COMPLETED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

The Borough of Hungerford and British Waterways held a reception on April 7 to celebrate completion of environmental restoration work to Kennet and Avon Canal banks from Wire Lock to Highclose. The reception was given by Constable Mr Greg Furr and trustees of the Town and Manor and Mr Mark Stephens, manager of British waterways. Guests heard that the project was conducted on time and on budget and that all concened had performed their tasks admirably including work in icy winter conditions. Mr Robert James introduced guest speaker Mrs Adrian Scrope. Her address is on our world web news at: theweeklyadviser.com

KITCHENMONGER IN LARGER PREMISES Kitchenmonger has relocated in Hungerford to new premises at 25 High Street with better parking facilities and larger premises. Kitchenmonger are now offering a knife sharpening service and cake tin and stand hire. Tel. 01488 682158 for details. “You saw it in The Adviser!”

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24.3.11 CLAIRE PERRY WELCOMES A BUDGET FOR GROWTH, JOBS AND FAMILIES Today Claire Perry, MP for the Devizes Constituency, welcomed the Government’s Budget which will reform the economy to support jobs and growth and help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty. Key measures in the Budget to boost growth include: Tax cuts for businesses and entrepreneurs Scrapping burdensome regulations and red tape Radical reform of the planning system New investment in science and innovation Lots more real support for young people with additional apprenticeships and work experience To help families facing the rising cost of living, the Budget also will: Immediately cut fuel duty by 1 pence per litre and delay April’s inflation rise in duty to next January. This means fuel duty will be 6 pence less by the end of next week than it would have been under Labour. Introduce a Fair Fuel Stabiliser that taxes oil companies more to stop rises in fuel duty Increase the Personal Allowance from by a further £630 from April 2012. That’s another real increase of £48 extra per year, or £126 in cash terms. Together with this year’s rise, that means a total of £326 extra each year for those working hard to support their families. And it means, just ten months into office, this Coalition Government has taken 1.1 million low paid people out of tax altogether. Welcoming the Budget, Claire Perry MP said: “Last year’s Emergency Budget brought Britain back from the brink of bankruptcy. The Government is right to stick to the plan to get Britain living within her means and this year’s Budget sets out plans to back enterprise and get Britain making things again. By cutting fuel duty immediately and cutting income tax for millions, the Chancellor has done what he can to help families now. This Budget has put fuel into the tank of our economy.”

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E-mail: adviser@universal-press.co.uk ROTARY NIGHT WALK ALONG RIDGEWAY The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown are organising their 22nd Annual through the night sponsored walk along the Ridgeway on June 11. The walk will be starting at The Red Lion Public House, Avebury (SN8 1RF) taking in Hackpen Hill, Barbury Castle, Ogbourne Downs, Liddington Castle and finishing at the Bishopstone Village Hall (SN6 8PH). The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown organise the event completely free of charge to the participants. The walkers can raise money for the charity of their choice. Those taking part are asked to gather at the, Bishopstone Village Hall, from 8.00 p.m. onwards, where parking has been arranged. At 9.30pm transport will be provided to the Red Lion at Avebury from which the walk will commence at 11.00pm. The club provides marshals points, refreshment stops, First Aiders and support vehicles for those who are unable to complete the event. At the finishing point at the Bishopstone Village Hall will be open to welcome the walkers with a hearty breakfast and hot drinks at a reasonable cost. A presentation night will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th July 2011 at the Holiday Inn, Swindon (SN3 6AQ) where all cheque’s will be presented to the various charities. The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown will be pleased to welcome all walkers, their families and their chosen Charity representatives at this event.-Bob Barrett.

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TOWN AND MANOR SPEECH BY MRS ADRIAN SCROPE TO RECEPTION FOR CANAL WORKS

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peaking as a lifelong resident of Hungerford, I feel very fortunate to live here, and to be able to enjoy with my family the many attractions and features that make this area unique: the Rivers Kennet and Dun, the Kennet and Avon Canal, Hungerford Common and of course the town itself, which has been close to the hearts of five generations of my family. As with many historic structures, myself included, we all suffer from wear and tear and are in need of maintenance from time to time, sometimes even major repairs. After decades of worry and a steady flow of problems, quite literally, from the Kennet and Avon canal into the River Kennet, a group of twelve people met at the Town Hall just over a year ago, in March 2010, in order to try and address the many issues of concern that have arisen during recent decades. What is particularly impressive about Hungerford is that it is blessed with a number of tireless and enthusiastic people who are not content to let the town sit still, but are proactive in seeking to maintain and improve our surroundings for the benefit of future generations. This meeting last year, organised by Hungerford Town and Manor, with representatives from British Waterways, the Environment Agency and Natural England, set the ball rolling and initiated the fantastic projects of which we are here to celebrate the completion this evening. That meeting a year ago led to a massive team effort involving co-operation between a range of different groups to tackle and try to resolve a wide range of problems. All of you here tonight have been involved, and I cannot praise you enough for the results, which I have seen and admired for myself, and which will benefit the community, and future generations as well. How many projects do we hear of involving (at my reckoning) over 21 different bodies that are completed wisely and effectively on time, and within budget? There are numerous people who have been instrumental in the success of this project. I would particularly like to thank Robert Fox, who I’m told was a key man, project engineer for British Waterways, for whom nothing was ever a problem. Also from BW, and contributing greatly, I thank Howard Wilcox, David Berezynskyj, Oda Dijksterhuis and Antonia Zotali. Natural England have also been generous in their pragmatic support and significant contributions, and I would especially like to thank Leanne Smith and Des Sussex. From the Environment Agency, Graham Scholey has been an important person in the whole process, and our thanks are due to him too. How many of us would be prepared to stand up to our chests in the icy waters of the canal in midwinter? We have been fortunate indeed that Blue Boar contractors were enthusiastic enough about their work to do this. What perseverance at a time when most of us were huddled indoors beside the fire. Commons Overseers, Water Bailiffs and other Officers including the Clerk, the Fishery Committee, the Hall Keepers and Rob Starr, River Keeper have all played valuable and vital roles, as has Sue Everett, Environment consultant, and Chris D’Olley, Consultant Surveyor for Town and Manor. Crucial help has also been given by English Heritage, Hungerford District Councillors, West Berks Council Countryside and Environment group, the Hungerford Town Council, the Hungerford Canal Angling Association, Action for the River Kennet, the Kennet Valley Fisheries Association, the Town and Manor Volunteer Group, British Waterways Volunteer Group and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. All have been vital parts of the jigsaw for which we are all grateful.. In addition, the publicity given by the local press, in particular the Newbury Weekly News, the Adviser Magazine and BBC South, has been very helpful, and we are grateful for your support. I had the privilege to be involved in our County Show last year. One of my favourite places to visit at the Show has been

the stand of the Welsh Coracle maker, where I have spent ages gazing longingly at his boats. On Christmas Day last year, the most wonderful surprise was unveiled for me, in the form of a beautifully made coracle, which I finally summoned up my courage to take on its maiden voyage on the River Kennet a week ago. Although I looked like a slightly worse-for-wear water vole that had not benefited from Oda’s tender protection after my voyage, which involved a great deal of mud and splashing, not to mention some slightly panicky squeaks, I was reminded how wonderful it is to travel gently along the water (well, gently in theory) and see just how much goes on, on and around the banks. Thanks to the careful work done by many of you here including bank restoration, the new and beautifully constructed groynes, coppicing and hedgework, fencing and narrowing, this beautiful river will continue to give pleasure to walkers, fishermen, birdwatchers and so many people. I am told 64 species of birds have recently been recorded at Harvey’s Meadow, including some exciting and unusual birds such as the water rail and glossy ibis. Following recent works, there are new environmental science ponds at Lower Meadow, and in 2010 there were 28 groups of educational visitors who enjoyed and learnt a great deal from their time here. Sally Wallington has been instrumental in her role as Educational Officer for Town and Manor, and I thank her for her work so far, which is ongoing. I know that there are many more ideas being discussed for future nature walks, talks and access, and I would make the point that we must all do everything we can to promote and encourage younger visitors, whose understanding of the delicate balance of the countryside is vital for its future. The Kennet and Avon Canal from the east to Hungerford was completed 213 years ago, it was opened in 1798. I must just tell you that my family are continually grateful to those who in 1704 first started talking about building the canal. The building of our house was completed in 1800, and on the manifest for one of the first cargos to come up the canal is the stone staircase that is in the hall of our house. When I walk up and down it every day I will do so with renewed pleasure when I think that the canal around Hungerford is hopefully now in good enough repair to function efficiently for a further 213 years at least. Once again, I would like to thank you all on behalf of the Town and Manor and the people of Hungerford. In this room are so many people who have been involved in a project of which every one of you should be extremely proud. This work has been led brilliantly by the Constable Greg Furr, the Town and Manor Trustees, and in particular Robert James, elected Trustee of the Town and Manor since 1971, Commons Secretary for the last 13 years and past Constable. You have all had the tenacity to see the work through to fruition. Well done, and thank you on behalf of the people of Hungerford. One last thing. In 1754, Queen Elizabeth I was petitioned by the Commoners of Hungerford when she was at Court at Wilton House to confirm their ancient rights. This she did in a letter, written on 7th September of that year, and the key point she made was that, and I quote “the inhabitants should hereafter have use and enjoy without interruption all liberties and profits and benefits as here to fore time out of mind and remembrances of man they had used and enjoyed”. Thankfully, Robert James has kindly given me a translation of the last part, which is “you remember what your grandfather told you of what his grandfather had told him”. This quotation I ask you to take home and consider with pride, for you have all played your parts in perpetuating Queen Elizabeth’s I’s wish, namely that the people of Hungerford should continue to enjoy and benefit from their glorious surroundings, as they now do, as many previous generations have done, and as our descendants will continue to do. You may even see me bobbing along in my coracle, revelling in the same thought.

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VIVE LA FRANCE!

ldbourne Band is returning to the Theatre on the Hill, St John’s, Marlborough on Saturday 7th May for a lively evening of French music. Themed around the test piece ‘Benvenuto Cellini’ by Berlioz which they are performing at the Spring Festival in Blackpool the following weekend. The Spring Festival is an invitation only event and acts as a feeder into the British Open competition. Pieces in the Vive La France concert will include Suite Gothique, finale from Saint Saens, Fanfare Le Peri, March Lorraine, Softly Awakes my Heart with soloist Richard Hughes and many others with a French connection. Guest Euphonium player Lyndon Baglin will be playing with the Band for this concert and also for the Spring Festival. During the evening the ‘Friends of Aldbourne Band’ are hoping to present a new soprano cornet at the concert to the Band out of funds raised from their activities and recent donations. Recently appointed Band Chairman James Sheppard said ‘We are looking forward to a great concert and to airing ‘Benvenuto Cellini’ in preparation for the Spring Festival. Under the musical direction of David Johnson the Band has made great progress and we aim to be promoted from the Junior Trophy section back into the Senior Cup section at Blackpool on Saturday 14th May. Many of our pieces will be aired over the summer in Aldbourne at the traditional Pond Concerts on the first Sunday of June, July, August and September so do come and listen!’ Reception drinks of French wines at 7pm are being sponsored by Tescos and the hire of the venue is being sponsored by Clarke and Rodway who are keen supporters of the Band. The Friends of Aldbourne Band will also be running a raffle on the evening. Tickets are £10 or £7 if a member of the Friends and are available in advance from Aldbourne Post Office, Alan Watson 01672 540580, St John’s Reception Desk or on the Door. Details on www.aldbourneband.co.uk

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A WINNING WEIGH WITH ‘GRANDAD’!

The recent win for Aldbourne Band at the West of England Championships led their new Musical Director ‘Grandad’ Johnson to make an unusual pledge. To help raise funds for the Band to reach the National Finals at Cheltenham on Sunday 24th September he has embarked upon a sponsored weight loss programme. At the Band’s AGM in March there was a ceremonial ‘Weigh In’ at which a second Band Member Robert Dodds - known as Doddy also jumped on the scales to join in the fund raising. Grandad was the light weight at 18st 11 lbs with Doddy weighing in at 20st 12 lbs. They aim to lose at least 4 st between them The final weigh in will be held at the September Pond Concert on Sunday 4th and sponsorship monies collected in time for the National Finals. Sponsorship forms available at the Vive La France Concert on 7th May and at the first Pond Concert in Aldbourne on Sunday 5th June.

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