Alton Parish village website

This is the Website of Alton Parish Council, comprising the three villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet.   This website last updated 29 September 2019 

Coffee Morning & Village Market 

Saturday 5 October  
New this month is the Village Market. If you wish to sell or swap some home made jams, cakes, honey, marmalade, plants, flowers or even somBric-à-brac do come to the coffee morning & village market.  Bring your family and friends, meet your neighbours if you’ve yet to meet them and generally hear all the village gossip. There are always delicious cakes to go with the tea or coffee.  
Open to everyone and visitors.

Music for Awhile 

September 27th  Friday  Mozart in Alton Barnes Coronation Hall
September 28th Saturday Bach in Stert church
Enquiries to

Alton Talks

Alton Talks are a series of talks in aid of the Coronation Hall, the roof of All Saints Church and village arts promotions under Alton Arts. Any financial benefit from the talks will be shared between these three.  Tickets can be booked in advance and cost £8.50 per talk.  Children half price. Early booking is recommended. Licensed bar at all talksClick here for Alton Talks ticket order form and information. 


Alton Talks (Talk No2)  Thursday October 3rd  

Josh Pollard on “The Avebury Living with Monuments Project”

Living with Monuments: life and cultural landscape around Avebury, c.4000–1000BC
Josh Pollard is a Professor in Archaeology at Southampton University, specialising in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods in the UK and NW Europe. His particular interest is monuments and their siting in the landscape, notably at Stonehenge and Avebury. He worked on the Stonehenge Riverside Project which helped to show that the Stones, like the henge at Avebury, are connected to a wider landscape of monuments and sites. Josh’s collaborative work at Avebury in recent years continues on the Living with Monuments Project. Archaeological students and specialists are gaining new insights about the prehistoric people who lived in the Avebury region. This year Josh is joint leader of excavations at the extensive West Kennet Neolithic palisaded enclosures, identified via aerial photography and investigated earlier in the 1990s.  Josh’s talk will focus on the monuments and sites of Avebury and what they can tell us about those who built them. 
Click here for Alton Talks ticket order form and information. 

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Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s taverna while husband Sky is away in New York.  Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers.
“It’s down to cannily cast diva Cher, playing Sophie’s maternal grandmother Ruby Sheridan, to really raise the roof as she does singing Fernando in duet with her lost love (played by Andy Garcia). The moment white-wigged Cher steps out of her helicopter on the jetty in that sparkling, sun-drenched bay, she owns the movie hook, line and sinker and virtually nothing else exists. Or at least until Meryl Streep appears singing My Love, My Life in that famous cliff-top church and instantly reduces the audience to floods of tears. In a replica of The Winner Takes It All showstopper in Mamma Mia!, it’s a stunningly bravura moment that will live long in the memory.”  Radio Times
“To sum it up in one easy sentence: if you loved the first film, you’ll certainly adore this one.”  The Upcoming