Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Former firefighter the late Roy Evans was carried to his funeral in Sherston on a 1943 Austin fire engine on Friday.

PREPARATIONS are well underway for this year's Badminton Horse Trials, in the 28th and final event with the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors.

FOLK singer Dave Webber has achieved his dream and become a published author with a romance novel called A Secret Harvest.

A CRISIS has developed for a parish council in a village near Devizes as the fields in its area have been swallowed up with new development.

VOLUNTEERS from HEALS (Help Empowerment and Local Support) of Malmesbury served Christmas lunch for local people, with the help of a £150 donation from Cotswold-based firm McGills Chartered Accountants.

FORMER Malmesbury firefighter Roy Evans, a man described as "a real Malmesbury hero" by Malmesbury watch manager Chris Harvey, will be carried on a vintage fire engine, with an escort of other fire vehicles, in a family procession to his funeral on Friday.

Rotary clubs in Wiltshire have provided a new mobile classroom for Life Education Centre (Wiltshire) after raising £42,000.

MEMBERS of the Beaufort Hunt are marking the retirement of Captain Ian Farquhar from the mastership after 34 years by quaffing a pint or two of a beer called The Old Captain.

ENTRIES are open for the popular Westonbirt 10K at the National Arboretum, which takes place on Thursday May 9 at 7pm, part of the Forestry Commission Active Forests programme.

A TOUR of Dyson's new £6 million campus roundhouse was popular with members of the Association of Women in Property (WiP) on a recent visit to Malmesbury.