Everybody in Malmesbury knows about a beautiful riverside area known as Daniel's Well. Few people know the amazing true story of Daniel, a monk from Malmesbury who achieved national and international fame during his life long ago in the 8th century.

He was one of the leading followers of Aldhelm during the first Golden Age of Malmesbury Abbey around about the year 700. Daniel was well-known for his powerful intellect and good judgement. In 705 he was appointed to the important post of Bishop of Winchester. As bishop he became one of the chief advisers to the powerful kings of Wessex. He was interested in the history of Wessex and provided the Venerable Bede with vital information about regional history which Bede included in his famous history of the English people. In Winchester Daniel became the mentor to Saint Boniface and encouraged him to set off on his extraordinary mission to convert the people of Germany to Christianity. Daniel visited Rome for discussions with the Pope in 721. After four decades in Winchester Daniel retired to Malmesbury, his spiritual home, where he died in about 745.

Bishop Daniel

Come and hear Tony tell the little-known but astonishing story of one of the most important people in the history of Malmesbury on Friday 25th May 7.30pm in the Town Hall, tickets are £5 each and are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

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Following numerous reports over several years from local residents about the dangers of walking along Whychurch Hill because of the volume of traffic and the number of unlawfully and inconsiderately parked vehicles, Malmesbury Town Council in conjunction with Wiltshire Highways and the Malmesbury Area Board have agreed a project to introduce a pedestrian safe route along this road.
From the 30th July you will be able to recycle even more plastic items in the blue lidded recycle bin. In addition to the usual plastic bottles and cardboard, you can include yoghurt pots, plastic trays (not black ones or plastic film), margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and also juice, milk and soup cartons.
Last opportunity to make your views known - Survey closes Saturday 30th June Malmesbury Town Council is seeking the views of residents, shops, businesses and visitors on a resident's suggestion that the area around the Market Cross should be pedestrianised.
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Tue, Jun 5th 2018
 The Malmesbury In Bloom Garden Competition is now open and we are taking entries at the Town Hall . Last year we had a record number of entrants and look forward to the same again this year.
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