Wiltshire News & Recycling

There’s a link to “Wiltshire News” below…
…but first, it’s THAT time of year again

Yes ! it’s the Christmas recycling message !

The full schedule is always on the website – just scroll down the home page.

Wiltshire News
A video log from the leader of the council, news about battery recycling, and more.

Calling All Carol Singers !

From Robin Tjolle

The Hankerton Carol singers will be singing and bringing festive cheer around the village on Tuesday 13th Dec raising money for the Malmesbury Food Bank. 

Please join us – only enthusiasm needed! We will be meeting at 6:30pm at the entrance to Follyfield. There might be a few mince pies on the way round the village too!! 🎄🎄

Museum Shop Sunday – THIS SUNDAY !

From : Susan Mockler

Museum Shop Sunday – not to be missed!

This Sunday 27 November 11.30-3.30

Please come and support us

  • The launch of a new edition of the popular book, The Fascination of Lace by Alison Lewis. The book tells the fascinating story of Malmesbury lace and Alison will be available on the day to sign copies.
  • Chas Gould will be signing his new book, The Same Tree, which features three time periods, one of which is set in Malmesbury.
  • Framed Turner prints, featuring the artist’s watercolour of the town’s Abbey, which is on display in the museum, will be available on the day, priced at ÂŁ17. A book about Turner’s watercolour will also be available. There’ll also be shopping bags featuring the Turner image and some calendars depicting other Turner paintings.
  • A full selection of local artists’ cards, local history books by local authors and plenty of Christmas gift ideas for adults and children will also be on sale.
  • Additional stalls including curios and items suitable for upcycling.

Please click the following link for further details: 


Jeremy Ford Pastel Workshop

From : Marjorie Holmes (01666 860854)

Jeremy Ford pastel workshop 

Minety Village Hall SN16 9QH from 10am – 4pm
Refreshments of tea/coffee and biscuits are provided, there will also be a break for lunch. 

Tuesday 22nd November cost ÂŁ17.00 – this includes a demo + step by step work on a pastel Autumn/winter scene.

The club will provide the paper, but you will need to bring along your own soft pastels although some pastel pencils will be available to use.

Please contact Marjorie on 01666 860854

Malmesbury History Society Talk

From Christina Staff (malmesburyhistorysociety@gmail.com)

Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm
Malmesbury Town Hall – Assembly Room

Dr Diane Lovell
President of Southwestern Oklahoma State University

In 2018 Diane spoke to us movingly of the relationship between the vicar of Malmesbury Abbey the Reverend George Bisset (Vicar 1793 – 1828) and the Lady Catherine Howard, sister to the Earl of Suffolk at Charlton Park.  This relationship as you may remember was documented in the love letters Diane found in a Gloucestershire village.

Now Diane is, she says, excited to reveal to us the information she has found whilst retracing the footsteps of The Reverend George as he conducted missionary work in Ceylon – now Sri Lanka.  George remained vicar of Malmesbury throughout his nine years of absence. 

This event will be open to all so do bring your friends and neighbours.  Entrance will be £3.00 on the door (cash only please).

If you have any questions about either of these presentations please contact us at malmesburyhistorysociety@gmail.com

Many thanks 
Christina Staff
Chair MHS