Welcome to Ramsbury and Axford

 

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Ramsbury is a pre-medieval village steeped in history and tradition. Situated in the picturesque Kennet valley, Marlborough is 7 miles to the West and Hungerford 5 miles East.

Today’s community boasts a thriving primary school, a large surgery, shops, two pubs, a café and a wide range of clubs, societies and services. The village is in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and there are plenty of circular walks starting in or near the village.

Please take your time to explore what Ramsbury has to offer by visiting the relevant pages on this site.

Ramsbury Country Fair

‘THE MAGIC MORNING CLASSICAL CONCERT’ to build a new Pre-School in Ramsbury

We’re “encouraging!’ the whole local community to become involved in
‘Ramsbury Week’ at the end of May.

The Magical Morning Classical Concert at Hilldrop Farm on Monday 29th May will be wonderful.  We met the star of the concert, Mary-Jess Leaverland, last year and were blown away by her voice.

How amazing that she is taking time out to help our village efforts to raise money for a new Pre School!
Click on these links and you will understand why we are so excited!

Glorious Video

Singing Abide with Me at the FA Cup Final to some 90,000 people and seen by 300 million!

Now Mary-Jess is coming to Ramsbury!

Archie Manners will perform his magic at this concert. He is 24, a member of the Magic Circle and is to be the star of Channel 4’s new programme  ‘Look into My Eyes’ in the autumn.

The concert will start at 10.30am but please arrive at 10.00am for parking and registration.

The Country Fair will follow the concert.

Tickets for this concert are £20, which includes your entrance to the Fair. Please apply by one of the following methods:

1. Electronic ticket;  click this link and your name will be registered at the entrance.

2. Ramsbury Week Office in The Square;  drop into our office with a cheque made payable to ‘Ramsbury Pre-School’.  The office will be manned for much of April and May

3. By post;  Please send your cheque made payable to Ramsbury Pre School and a stamped addressed envelope to Emma Eliot-Cohen, Hilldrop Farm, Ramsbury, SN8 2HB. (Of course any donations to the same address!)

Trudi, Tim & Ian

Any queries please contact Emma on Emmaec@ramsburyweek.co.uk

Fete
A traditional village fete for younger children, to include;
– Welly Wanging
– Splat the Rat
– Beat the Goalie
– Face painting
– Three different Inflatables
– Being Human football
– Climbing games and an Assault course
– Beauty parlours
– Tail on the donkey
– Golf games
– Strong man
– Animal farms
– Donkey riding
– Sponge throwing at the teachers
– Tractor rides
– Fire engines
– Combine Harvesters and Tanks to sit on,
not to mention the famous children’s entertainers Sharky and George!

Bike Ride

Ramsbury Scavenger Hunt

The Game Fair
to include;
– Pig Racing
– Falconry
– Police and
– Gundog handling demonstrations
– Classic cars
– Beagles
– Segway racing
– Horse and Cart rides
– Axe throwing
– Fly Fishing, Golf games
– Paintball stands
– Plate smashing
– Rifle shooting
– Archery
– Clay pigeon shooting
– Pig roast and a beer tent with live music.Music Festival
Live music to include;
Adam Isaac
seen here performing ‘Maybe Tomorrow’
on The Voice UK – BBC One
and
 local legend;
Ben Cipolla
Watch the video of him performing Copper Cappuccino on BBC Wiltshire Live Lounge 

 

NEWS…

Ramsbury 5 Mile Run – Sunday 21st May 2017 – The Ramsbury 5 Mile Run is an annual event , which starts at the recreation ground and takes a scenic, undulating route around the footpaths, tracks and small roads of Ramsbury. The main event attracts between 100 and 150 villagers and runners from the clubs around Wiltshire and is organised under UK athletics rules.

Children’s races start at 10am and include categories for all ages with appropriate distances. The main race starts at 11am. There are prizes for different ages in the children’s and adult races.

Refreshments are provided in the Recreation centre pavilion.

Download an entry form here, pick one up at the post office or Midway Stores, or contact me and I will E-mail one to you.

Alternatively, enter on-line through runnersworld.co.uk or runbritain.com. Children enter from 9.15am on the day.

Entry Form –RamsburyRunEntryForm2017

Contact Jacqy McQue on ramsburyrun@hotmail.com or 07775648307

 

Ramsbury Horticultural Society Thanks to those who donated plants to our plant sale on Saturday 13th May and to those who came and bought plants. We raised over £650 for Society funds.

Next Fixture Saturday July 1st  Don’t forget the outing to Little Court Garden (by permission of Patricia Elkington who will be coming to speak to us in October)with tea and cake followed by Mottisfont famous for its beautiful rose garden which should be at its best. Price including admissions, £36 (£26 for National Trust members). Contact Sheila Glass 520409 candsglass@btinternet.com


 

————————————————The Ramsbury Parish Boundary Walk took place on April 30th. 100 people started the walk at 7.30am and a huge 78 completed the whole 23 miles, earning themselves a gold badge and a free drink at the Bell. Thanks are due to the leaders, Matt Hodgson, Doug Greenway, Austin Lillywhite and Tim McQue and Chris Morgan who drove the flyer as well as Scouts led by Maggie Waugh for bacon butties, preschool led by Catherine Dallas for tea and cakes, Simon Smith for signage, Helen Lloyd, Diann Barnett, Mary Holdsworth, George Hawes and Clive and Sheila Glass for other refreshments and transport. Over 160 people took part in the walk over the whole day. Click the link below for a list of all those who completed the walk. Well Done! Boundary walk list 2017 and congratulations to JO GREENWAY who won the Harker Cup for first under 12 up Harker’s Hill.

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