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Pewsey is located in the county of Wiltshire in the southern part of England. You can easily access Pewsey via train, direct from London Paddington station.

This village of about 3500 residents (5000 including surrounding area) boasts the 'Oldest Carnival in Wiltshire'. Pewsey and District Feast and Carnival, held annually for two weeks in mid September, culminates in a colourful and wacky 'procession' of floats, bands, performers and people in all manner of fancy-dress!

Pewsey was once owned by the Saxon king, King Alfred. The crossroads of Pewsey is home to a prominent stone statue of the King, unveiled in June 1913 to commemorate the coronation of George V.


The Messenger is collated and distributed from the Bouverie Hall on the last Thursday of each month, starting at 9AM.




Continued in the Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes by popular demand! 12 October 7.30pm: Jim Leary on The Vale of Pewsey Project: 2017archaeological investigations Dr Jim Leary, Director, University of Reading Archaeology Field School, will give an overview of the final season of archaeological investigations at Marden and Hilcott as part of the Vale of Pewsey Project, a collaborative research programme linking the Stonehenge landscape to the south with Avebury to the north. In addition to an account of the excavations at Marden and the results of environmental sampling for the project, Jim will describe the exciting investigation of a Neolithic long barrow.

2 November 7.30pm: Steve Marshall on Avebury's Sarsen Stones - Where did they come from? Were the sarsen stones of Avebury really transported from the Marlborough Downs? The answers to this and other questions may be found in the stones themselves. Steve Marshall has already shown us, in a previous riveting talk at Alton, the importance of springs and rivers in the design of Avebury and its surroundings. He now explores another key factor - the availability of sarsen stone. His equally engrossing talk on this subject will extend to the Vale of Pewsey

7 December 7.30pm: Robert Dunton on The Restoration of St Mary's Church, Alton Barnes Prior to the project to restore St Mary's, little was known about its history. Following fund-raising and Heritage Lottery Fund grant approval, restoration work began just after Easter 2016 and the history of the church gradually began to unfold in more detail. In his talk, Rob Dunton, the architect who oversaw the work, will explain the complexities of the restoration, the grant conditions and their impact, and the new knowledge gained - through the dismantling of the interior, the tree-ring dating of the roof structure and the archaeological monitoring of the excavations. His talk will be illustrated with photographs showing the process of restoration and the fascinating discoveries made.

The Talks, in aid of village projects, will be held at Alton Barnes, Coronation Hall, on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Tickets: 8 each talk; 21 for all three. Please send sae with cheque made out to 'Alton Barnes Coronation Hall' to: 1 The Old Smithy, Alton Priors, SN8 4JX. Tel. 01672 851859.

Community Drums with Alex Miles

Date: Monthly to December 2017 (see poster below)

Location: Pewsey Heritage Centre

Tickets: FREE

Sponsored by the Colin Lampard Trust


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Pewsey Heritage Centre

A local history museum located in part of an old Victorian foundry building. The collection reflects many aspects of historical Pewsey life; domestic, commercial, agricultural, social, and industrial.

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