ALTON PARISH COUNCIL

Representing the villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet

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Protecting the elderly and vulnerable in Wiltshire and Swindon since 1998

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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 27 February 2024


Next Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 21st March 2024

OPEN to the Public



Next Saturday Coffee Morning

THIS Saturday   


2nd March 2024

Coronation Hall

Alton Barnes Village Hall


10am-12m


If you have something to sell


Bring and Buy


Homemade Items


Anything you wish to sell


WiFi internet for a working coffee

 

Come and play our new Baby Grand Piano




The coffee mornings and village market are usually held on the first Saturday morning of  every month, in the Coronation Hall, starting at about10.00 am to midday. The coffee morning with a village market is new idea for us - do support it and come along. If you wish to sell or swap some home made jams, cakes, honey, marmalade, (please ensure you home made products have you contact details on the label) 

plants, flowers or even some Bric-à-brac do come to the

Coffee Morning & Village Market. 

For those selling at the market a voluntary contribution to the hall funds would be appreciated. Bring your family and friends, meet your neighbours if you’ve yet to meet them and generally hear all the village gossip. If you want to play the Baby Grand Piano while we drink coffee thats great! There are always delicious 

cakes to go with the tea or coffee. Open to everyone and visitors.  

Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings

cakes to go with the tea or coffee. Open to everyone and visitors.  

Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings

Coronation Hall

Alton Barnes

Wednesday 20 March at 7.00 pm


Peter Martindale

Will talk on 

The Newly discovered wall paintings in 

St Mary, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire



In the Summer of 2023, during the course of restoring the paintwork on the internal walls of the Church of St Mary Alton Barnes, a remarkable discovery was made.

The Church is very small and of Saxon origin with a simple 2-cell plan of nave and chancel, and is Grade 1 Listed, set in the Pewsey Vale between the Marlborough Downs and Salisbury Plain, it is one of the oldest Churches in England, and has been a place of worship for over a thousand years.

Peter Martindale is a highly respected conservator of wall paintings and decorative polychromy; he is an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation, and a Fellow of the International Institute of Conservation, with over thirty five years’ experience in the field of conservation. His clients include, English Heritage, the National Trust, the Churches Conservation Trust, The Ministry of Defence and many Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches. Peter will describe how the exciting discovery of medieval, and possibly Saxon wall paintings on the north nave wall came about from the need to address issues and concerns about flaking paint and mould after a recent redecoration in 2018. Peter will also describe the painted decoration in the chancel, and will look ahead to the further works the Parochial Church Council are wishing to commission.

All funds raised from Peter’s talks will directly contribute to the further restoration on the north nave walls and investigation on the south nave walls of St Mary, Alton Barnes.

Tickets:- £12.00.   Book online at:-

https://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/?event=talk-by-peter-martindale-on-the-newly-discovered-wall-paintings-in-st-mary-alton-barnes-wiltshire


Parking: There is onsite parking for 25 cars



Save the date for the 

Village Flower Show

Sunday 18th August 2024

At the 

Coronation Hall


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Hall Committee Vacancies.

Coronation Hall

To Hire the Coronation Hall

email:richardheacock@mac.com

Would you like to join the Hall Committee and help with the general running of things in the Village? 

The Hall Committee would like to hear from you.

Email the hall on:- Hall@altonsandhoneystreet.org.uk


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