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Forthcoming Events in Edington

  • Parish Council meeting on Monday 17 May 2021 at 19:30 venue Parish Hall

    Due to Covid restrictions space is limited, if you wish to attend this meeting please inform the Parish Counicl via email at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

    • EDGC talk - The bulb calendar on Thursday 03 June 2021 at 19:30 venue Online

      A talk by Adam Pascoe – ‘The Flower Bulb Calendar -colour through the year’

      • Fine Arts Brass on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 19:30 venue Edington Priory Church

        The excellent international brass quintet Fine Arts Brass will be performing a lively and varied programme of works written or arranged for brass quintet, including by Bach, Piazzolla, Malcom Arnold, de Falla, Rossini and songs from the 1920s. It will be a wonderful evening of actual live music in performance – a first venture back to normal musical life.

        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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