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Forthcoming Events in Edington

  • Gardening Club talk on Pondlife on Thursday 04 March 2021 at 19:30 venue Online

    The speaker will be Dr. Stephen Henning talking on ‘Pondlife’ and all things about ponds in the garden.

    This meeting will be on zoom.  Further joining details on 830133

    Please note that this is a change to the original speaker.

    • Edington Parish Council meeting on Monday 08 March 2021 at 19:30 venue Online

      This meeting will be held online. Please contact the Parish Council if you wish to attend.

      • WI March meeting on Tuesday 09 March 2021 at 19:30 venue Online
        ETHANDUN: ALFRED THE GREAT

        Martyn Whittock has written numerous educational and history books. He has been a consultant for the BBC, English Heritage and the National Trust

        Hostesses: Meg McGlynn, Sue Ward

        Edington is situated on the northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain.  It is an historically renowned village mentioned in the Domesday book and famous for being the location of the Battle of Edington in 878 AD between King Alfred and the Danes.Welcome to the Edington village website.  We aim to provide both residents and visitors to the village with all of the information they may require.

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        The village contains a superb 14th Century Priory Church and the recently refurbished and renovated “Three Daggers” Public House as well as a number of picturesque houses. It is surrounded by very attractive countryside which offers an excellent variety of footpaths, many of which offer spectacular views from Salisbury Plain. The well-known Edington Music Festival is held annually in the Church., BBC television included a programme on the 50thanniversary of the Music Festival in its series “A Passion for Churches” which was transmitted on BBC2 in April 2006. Edington was the joint winner of the “Village of the Year” competition in 1999.  The judges were particularly impressed with the community spirit as evidenced by the wide range of events and activities. Many of these have continued to the present day; these include The Jazz Festival, The Summer Ball, The Village Fair & Evening Party, and the Flower and Produce Show.

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