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Vietnam War - here Julian Pettifer tells how it was reported & at Marlborough LitFest how historian Max Hastings records its 'epic tragedy'

Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) Julian Pettifer at home in Marlborough...a scene from the Vietnam war...Max Hastings (courtesy Harper Collins) One of the major events at this Year's Marlborough LitFest will be Sir Max Hasting's talk about his new history of the Vietnam War which is published by William Collins on 20 September 2018.

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Marlborough Rising: Saturday......

Turin Brakes at The PrioryTurin Brakes at The PrioryWhile The Priory rocked to Turin Brakes and the Castle & Ball thundered to Ray Harris' fusion of funk, soul, latin, jazz, The Doors and everything else that forces you on to the dance floor, Marlborough Rising's theming of venues allowed the music to complement the surroundings in every case.  St Peter's offered an intimate setting for the audience to embrace the jazz and blues sounds of Pete Gage and Jim Blair, whilst St Mary's enabled Tina May to bring the music of Edith Piaf to life in the grandeur of Marlborough's classic church which dates back way beyond the middle ages.

 

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Have motorcycle - will travel - & write about it : after her ride around Iran, Lois Pryce comes to Marlborough LitFest

If someone left an anonymous note suggesting you went off to Iran on your motorcycle, would you go?  Adventurer Lois Pryce did.  And the result is her widely admired travel book Revolutionary Ride - on the road in search of the real Iran, which she will be talking about at the Marlborough LitFest (September 27-30.)

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Marlborough Rising: Joe Stilgoe closes on Sunday afternoon at The Priory

Joe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe and band bringing the first Marlborough Rising to a rousing closeJoe Stilgoe bought the curtain down on the first Marlborough Rising with a set that combined wit and spontaneity with musical expertise and breadth.  A superbly entertaining session embracing music from many different and (normally) unrelated genres, but all delivered in his unique, captivating and engaging style and closing after two hours to a standing ovation.

 

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Marlborough Is rising: Friday's opening fills the town with music

Scouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setScouting for Girls at the end of their rousing setFrom Avebury's George Wilding kicking the weekend off in the Priory Gardens with a superb solo set, to Roving Crows finally ending their long gig to the great displeasure of the audience who had been chanting 'ten more songs' for what seemed ages, Marlborough's music fans had an evening to savour with a range of excellent bands performing across the four Marlborough Rising stages.

 

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Kennet Valley War Memorials - Fyfield, West Overton and East Kennett

 

Researching the erection of our local Great War memorials after one hundred years is not easy: sources are limited and local knowledge almost gone.  Unfortunately the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre confirm that they hold no detailed Parish Council minutes of the period, and there are no early photos in their collections.  However newspaper reports of the time can be consulted; also there are a few references in church records, and later Parish minutes.

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