Gazette & Herald

Gazette & Herald

A TALENTED florist from Malmesbury, who spent 300 hours creating a floral kite despite being in her final year of university, said she is delighted to have won a silver medal in the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year competition at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

HISTORY was brought to life over the Bank Holiday weekend as cavalry men and women, toting muskets, pikes and swords charged into battle for a English Civil War reenactment in Malmesbury.

A NEW wave of acts have been revealed for this year’s Womad Festival, which will be making its 35th outing with a typically diverse line-up.

As well as musicians from all corners of the globe Womad will play host to its usual vibrant mix of art, dance, food, wellbeing, discussion and family activities, all taking place at the idyllic Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, between July 27-30.

THE PEOPLE of Malmesbury turned out for a second weekend in a row to celebrate one of the town’s famous sons.

Last weekend hundreds of people flocked to Cross Hayes for the Eclipse balloon celebrations that commemorated Walter Powell.

STAFF at Westonbirt Arboretum were delighted to pick up four awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects South West Awards for their hard work over the last year and their excellent architecture.

AN eighteen-year-old man from Malmesbury has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs after police stopped and chased him through the town.

The man was apprehended for trying to flee officers in Foxley Road at 12.30am on Wednesday (May 31) and officers arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and took him to custody in Melksham.

THE parents of a young girl whose death while on a sleepover triggered a huge fundraising campaign for Wiltshire Air Ambulance have been told her heart failed.

Hannah Cubin had only celebrated her 14th birthday a few days before she collapsed while at a friend’s house in December.

A WREATH for forgotten soldiers killed in the First World War has been laid in France by a representative from the Royal British Legion in Malmesbury.

Charles Vernon, treasurer of the Malmesbury branch of the RBL, travelled to Ypres to honour the 14 men from the Malmesbury area who were included amongst the 54,396 names reported dead or missing, and whose bodies could not be identified.

GRIEVING parents Dawn and Andy Cubin say the news that their 14-year-old daughter Hannah died of a previously undetected heart condition has brought them 'comfort and peace', and have vowed to go on fundraising for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in her memory.

THE fifth Cornucopia concert this Saturday (June 17) in Malmesbury Abbey features one of the performers who was involved in the first concert back in 1993, singer Helen Kucharek.

The concert in Malmesbury Town Hall will support the Athelstan Museum in refurbishing the Moravian Church in the town.


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