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Apple Pressing At St. John's Parish Hall, Warminster

Saturday 29th August 2015:

Advance Notice
Apple Pressing Day
St. John's Parish Hall,
Boreham Road, Warminster
Saturday 3rd October 2015
from 12 noon onwards. 

An opportunity for people to bring along 
their apples (unblemished only)
and have them pressed into juice. 

Further details from Colin French,
email: colinfrench1948@gmail.com

Wylye Fete And Fun Dog Show

Wylye Fete & Fun Dog Show
in the
High Street, Wylye
Saturday 5th September 2015
Commencing at 2.00 p.m.

Traditional Village Fete.
White Elephant stall, Book stall,
Cakes stall, Bottles stall,
Toys and Crafts stalls, Raffle.
Live music by Amesbury Town Band.
Games for all ages.
 Cream teas, ice cream and burgers.  

Fun Dog Show 
with several classes (entries on the day).

Come and enjoy all the fun of Wylye fete!

The Warminster Thing 50 Years On ~ Feature On ITV West News

Friday 28th August 2015:

 ITV West news featured a brief item 
on Friday 28th August 2015
about the 'Warminster 2015' UFO conference
taking place the next day at the Old Bell Hotel
in the Market Place, Warminster.
It's half a century since strange sounds 
were heard and mysterious objects 
were seen in the Warminster sky, something 
which brought global publicity to the town.

A still from a film about Warminster
in 1965 when many people in the town 
were fearful that aliens were on the way.
This still shows the view 
from the Obelisk, along Church Street.
The Ship and Punchbowl pub on the right.

David Holton, from Crockerton,
pictured in a Pathe news reel of 1965.
He regaled many tales of strange events
following UFO sightings, such as the 
sudden deaths of pigeons at Five Ash Lane,
which he said he had personally witnessed.
40 years later, when he was terminal
ill, he confessed that he had made it all
up as a personal experiment to see if people would
add to his letters to the press (which they did!).

Another still from the 1960s UFO film
documentary about Warminster.
The view along Vicarage Street
to the Obelisk and the junction
with Church Street and Silver Street.

George Rich (left), former manageress
of the Warminster Information Centre,
and Kevin Goodman, author of various
books documenting research into ufo sightings
in and around Warminster, being interviewed 
on Friday 28th August 2015 for the
ITV West news feature. Behind them is
the mural in the Central Car Park, Warminster,
created earlier this year to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Warminster Thing mystery.

Photograph taken in 1965 showing 
equipment used in connection with
sky watching on Cradle Hill, Warminster.

Kevin Goodman is one of the organisers
of the Warminster 2015 ufo conference
being held at the Old Bell Hotel,
Market Place, Warminster,
on Saturday 29th August 2015.
When asked by ITV if there was still a good
chance of seeing ufos over Warminster today, 
Kevin replied that Warminster was as good 
a place as anywhere in the UK for seeing
unidentified flying objects.

 A skywatcher on Cradle Hill, Warminster,
during the 1960s, with equipment for
monitoring ufo activity.

  George Rich, interviewed today
(Friday 28th August 2015)
told viewers the Warminster Thing was 
still in the minds of local residents and 
continued to attract tourists to the town.

ITV West news presenter
Kylie Pentelow talking to
George Rich and Kevin Goodman.

Fundraising For Children's Charities At The Iceland Store, Warminster

Friday 28th August 2015:

 The Iceland Store at Three Horseshoes Walk,
Warminster, is currently fundraising for the
Wish Upon A Star ~ Make A Wish Foundation
(making dreams come true for sick children) 
and other children's charities around the UK.

On Saturday 29th August 2015,
from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
there will be a sale of homemade cakes.
There is also a raffle to win £50 worth
of savings stamps  
(raffle tickets are £1 for a strip of 5).
And there's a "Guess The Name Of The Bunny"
competition ~ 50p per guess.
All of this is happening inside the store.

 Photographs taken by Danny Howell
on Friday 28th August 2015.

Storm Clouds Over Battlesbury Hill, Warminster

Friday 28th August 2015:

 Storm clouds over 
Battlesbury Hill, Warminster.
Photograph taken by Danny Howell
on Friday 28th August 2015.

Heritage Open Days 2015 Organised By Warminster Civic Trust

Heritage Open Days 2015
organised by
Warminster Civic Trust

Dents Museum
Glove Making Demonstration.
Tour of new museum
and factory facilities
at Warminster Business Park.
Followed by demonstration
of the history and craft
of glove making.
Numbers limited. Booking essential.

Friday 11th September 2015
10.30 a.m.

Warminster's Medieval Buildings.
See the hidden complete timber frame
of a 15th century building in the
middle of Warminster.
Accompanied by an expert.
Numbers limited. Booking essential.

Friday 11th September 2015
2.00 p.m.

Warminster School
Church Street, Warminster.
Tour of the historic school
founded in 1707 by the
1st Marquis of Bath
to educate the sons of the
Longleat Estate workers.
Numbers limited. Booking essential.

Saturday 12th September 2015
10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Saturday 12th September 2015
2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Culverhouse Barn
Church Street, Warminster.
An 18th century purpose built maltings.
About to be refurbished for educational use.
This is a chance for public access to an
important historic building
in its unpolished state.
15 minutes escorted tour.
Numbers limited. Booking essential.

Saturday 12th September 2015
2.00 p.m.
Warminster Maltings
39 Pound Street, Warminster.
Oldest working traditional 'floor maltings'
in Britain. Leads the market in local beer
with worldwide acclaim.
One hour tour escorted by the owner.
Booking essential.

Friday 11th September 2015
2.00 p.m.

Saturday 12th September 2015
11.00 a.m.

Saturday 12th September 2015
2.00 p.m. 

Norton Bavant Water Meadows.
An opportunity to learn more about
a unique English invention of the
16th/17th centuries and how
Warminster played an important role
in developing them.
Numbers limited. Booking essential.

Sunday 13th September 2015
2.00 p.m.

To make a booking for any of the above,
telephone 01985 217004
during office hours (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.)
or email:

Also the following buildings will be
open to the public
with no booking required.
Volunteers will be on hand to show
people round.

Baptist Church, North Row.
Chapel of St. Lawrence, High Street.
Warminster United Church, George Street.
Minster Church, Church Street.
Christ Church, Weymouth Street.
St. George's RC Church, Boreham Road.
(Please note: St. John's Church not open this year).

Visit any of the churches above on
Friday 11th September 2015
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Saturday 12th September 2015
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Choker At The Prestbury Sports Bar, Warminster

play live at
The Prestbury Sports Bar,
38 The Close, Warminster, BA12 9AL
Saturday 29th August 2015
Doors open at 8.00 p.m.
  Free admission. 

For further details
telephone 01985 847070 email: prestbury.sportsbar@gmail.com

Duke Box Gig At The Yew Tree, Warminster

Duke Box
play covers at
The Yew Tree, Boreham Road, Warminster
Friday 28th August 2015
9.00 p.m.
Free admission.

The Spurt Mead Ditch, Boreham, Warminster

Thursday 27th August 2015:

 The Spurt Mead ditch at Boreham, Warminster.

 Photographs taken by Danny Howell
on Thursday 27th August 2015.