Despite the atrocious weather on Bank Holiday Monday, visitors came to Malmesbury to sample a little of Medieval life in honour of St Aldhelm.

The event was opened to a full crowd in the Market Cross by Cllr Wayne Jones, Mayor of Malmesbury. A variety of stalls populated the Market Cross with Malmesbury Morris Dancers and Lute Playing on hand for entertainment. Crafts were on sale behind the Abbey and children were invited to make shields and costumes with a medieval theme.


The Companions of the Long Bow set up camp in the Cloister Gardens and undeterred by the rain, a great number of people took the opportunity to have a go.


Tony McAleavy gave a fascinating and very well attended talk in the Town Hall on the ‘Life & Times of Aldhelm of Malmesbury’ & the Flower Festival over at St Aldhelm’s Church was also a great success.


The Council would like to thank everyone who supported the event, particularly the REME based at Lyneham who assisted in setting up the event and remained available throughout the day to help in any way needed.

Latest News

Wiltshire Council has installed a new dropped kerb at the Memorial Gates at the bottom of the High Street. The Town Council requested this dropped kerb to make it easier for people with prams, buggies and mobility scooters to get to and from the Meads and the footpath over the river.
Land South of Filands
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017
The appeal by Gleeson Developments Ltd against Wiltshire Council's decision to refuse their application for 71 houses to the east of the current Bloor Homes site will be determined by a Planning Inspector following a four day hearing starting on the 19th September. Malmesbury Town Council support the decision by Wiltshire Council to refuse the application as it believes the proposal is in conflict with the Neighbourhood Plan.
More inNews  

Road Closures

Social Networks

Keep in touch with us on the following social networks:


Keep in touch with us on the following social networks:


We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information