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Steam locomotive Braunton visits Melksham

Steam locomotive Braunton visits Melksham

  Melksham station received a special visit from restored former Southern Railway ‘West Country’ class steam locomotive 34046 ‘Braunton’ on Wednesday 23rd April.  The engine was in charge of a…

Summer of Fun in Melksham

Melksham racing driver Jake Honour makes perfect start to season with double win

Melksham racing driver Jake Honour makes perfect start to season with double win

MELKSHAM racing driver Jake Honour made a sensational start to the 2014 Michelin Clio Cup Road Series season at Rockingham over the weekend of 5th/6th April, by converting a double…

Melksham riverside boards show proposed route of canal

Melksham riverside boards show proposed route of canal

EXCITING plans to restore a former waterway through Melksham town centre are now on display alongside the river. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has installed two information boards near…

Putting the ‘Out’ in Scouting in Bowerhill

Putting the ‘Out’ in Scouting in Bowerhill

The 17-seater bus was purchased at the beginning of March and after a little refurbishment and new decal, its maiden voyage was on Saturday 29th March. After the group’s first…

Melksham treat for Lee Evans fans

Melksham treat for Lee Evans fans

WORLD renown comedy star and actor Lee Evans treated his Melksham fans to an extended performance, followed by a personal meet with the audience.  The comedian performed in a one-off…

Melksham Curves’ month of fundraising pays off

Melksham Curves’ month of fundraising pays off

CURVES in Avonside, Melksham, have presented a cheque to Stepping Stones special needs nursery following a month of fundraising which was triggered by a story in the Melksham News.  The…

Lifelong friends reunited in Melksham

Lifelong friends reunited in Melksham

TWO 93-year-old women who became friends 88 years ago, have been reunited at Brookside Residential Home in Melksham where they now both live. Joan Weeks and Gloria Hiscox became friends…

The importance of insect-eating bats…

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

THE nominees for the Melksham News Person of the Year 2013 competition have been compiled, and now readers are being asked to cast their vote on who they think should…