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D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

LOCAL D-Day hero, Frank Diffell, has travelled to France to take part in a memorial service to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing battle. 94-year old Frank, pictured right,…

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

MELKSHAM veteran, John Marable, will embark on a 350-mile cycle ride in France this week to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of…

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend was launched on Saturday 25th May in the Market Place, with celebrations taking place in September to mark 800 years of Melksham being granted a charter…

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV personality and professional coach, Chris Chudleigh, has been named as Melksham RFC’s new coach for the upcoming seasons. He has had experience at Premiership team Sale Sharks, worldwide coaching…

Fundraising couple conquer Austrian Alps in old banger

Fundraising couple conquer Austrian Alps in old banger

A MELKSHAM couple have completed the challenge of a lifetime, travelling 4,500 miles from Edinburgh to Rome, via the Austrian Alps, in a rusty old car. Richard and Caroline Aylward took part…

Pub cycle-thon raises over £1,000 for charity

Pub cycle-thon raises over £1,000 for charity

THE White Hart in Atworth cycled 1350km in just over 10 hours on static exercise bikes on Sunday 19th May, raising more than £1,000 for Melksham Food Bank and Crisis…

Tennis returns to Melksham House for the whole community

Tennis returns to Melksham House for the whole community

TENNIS has returned to the Melksham House site as part of the ongoing redevelopment for the community campus. The two new courts, situated next to the outdoor bowls club, will be…

Time for a fair deal on play areas

Time for a fair deal on play areas

Local Melksham campaigner, Clive Jefferies, has launched a petition calling for GreenSquare to hand over the play areas on the new East of Melksham estate to Melksham Town Council and…

Swimming club celebrates 60 years

Swimming club  celebrates 60 years

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the swimming club in Melksham and plans are in place for a big celebration next month. “Over the past 60 years, there have…

Bells ring out for couple’s 75th wedding anniversary

Bells ring out for couple’s 75th wedding anniversary

THE bells of St Michael’s Church, Canon Square, rang for local couple, Allen and Edna Gullis, to mark their 75th wedding anniversary this week. When the couple got married at…

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