Three days of events and activities have been arranged to commemorate Malmesbury's Victorian MP & balloon enthusiast, Walter Powell. Friday19th May starts the weekend of celebration with a talk from Sir David Hempleman-Adams 'At the mercy of the winds' adventures in ballooning

& James Gray will talk about 'Walter Powell Malmesbury MP' Pioneer Balloonist at the Town Hall. The evening begins at 7pm and tickets are £12.50 to include a glass of wine (students £6), available from the Athelstan Museum. Guided Walking Tours will take place on Saturday 20th May and on Sunday 21st May a re-enactment of the Eclipse Flight from the Cross Hayes in 1881 will lift off at around 6.30pm.For more detailed information about all of the events over the weekend please click here

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Calling all gardeners - the Malmesbury in Bloom garden competition is back!  If your garden is a riot of roses or your window boxes are bursting with blooms, then get an entry form from the Tourist Information Centre or click here and download a form and win some recognition for your gardening!  If you are 'wild' there is a category for you - Wild Flower area.  Good luck!
Monday 29th May is St. Aldhelm's Fair and the Market Cross will be closed from 5.00am to 5.00pm.  Temporary Road Order can be read here.
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