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Award for 40 years’ service to Scouting

Award for 40 years’ service to Scouting

A Scout Association 40- year service award for Anne Cranham, who is assistant district commissioner Beavers and chairman of Broughton Gifford & Holt group executive committee, was presented by the…

Lions donate to local causes

Lions donate to local causes

MELKSHAM Lions president, Keith Mead, presented donation cheques to both Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Melksham Christmas Lights Committee last week. On behalf of Melksham Lions Keith Mead said, “These two…

‘death trap’ bus stop is moved

‘death trap’ bus stop is moved

A VISUALLY impaired Bowerhill resident is celebrating after her campaign to move a “death trap” bus stop on Spa Road has resulted in it being relocated to a safer location. The original…

Mountain climb challenge with a tumble dryer!

Mountain climb challenge with a tumble dryer!

THE family of a 10-year-old Melksham boy, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, is organising an unusual mountain climb fundraiser.  They are planning for teams to race up…

Melksham RAFA celebrate 75th anniversary

Melksham RAFA celebrate 75th anniversary

THE Melksham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association has celebrated its 75th anniversary. Melksham RAFA was formed on the 9th February 1943 and is one of only a couple of…

Tributes paid to former parish council chair and town’s Person of the Year

Tributes paid to former parish council chair and town’s Person of the Year

TRIBUTES have been paid to Melksham’s Person of the Year 2017 and former parish councillor, Mike Mills, who died at the age of 74 on Saturday 3rd February. The much-loved…

Nine county championship medals in nine races scooped by Melksham swimmer

Nine county championship medals in nine races scooped by Melksham swimmer

Over the last two weekends the ASA County Swimming Championships took place in Swindon and local girl Margot Lewy-Pierre, member of Melksham Swordfish club, won a medal in each of…

All’s well that ends well! Historic Market Place wells are commemorated

All’s well that ends well! Historic Market Place wells are commemorated

TWO engraved paving stones have been unveiled marking the site of the two wells discovered during the market place renovations. The uncovering of the two wells last year sparked huge debate…

Former George Ward student’s book is a bestseller

Former George Ward student’s book is a bestseller

A FORMER George Ward student is celebrating after her new book hit the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list. Best known in the town for winning Classic FM’s Singer of…

Centenarian reveals his secret to a long life as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Centenarian reveals his secret to a long life as he celebrates his 100th birthday

BLENHEIM House resident, Peter Bailey, celebrated his 100th birthday last month and reveals his secret to a long and happy life. Our Melksham Independent News reporter visited Peter at Blenheim…