Marlborough connected with free Wi-Fi

Marlborough connected with free Wi-Fi

Visit Marlborough unveils history trail of the town
www.visitmarlborough.org

Visitors, residents and retailers of Marlborough, Wiltshire can now benefit from the extended Free Community Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is accessible along Marlborough’s high street as well at locations in the surrounding villages of Ramsbury, Aldbourne, Avebury and Lockeridge.

The Free Community Wi-Fi enables anyone on Marlborough high street and the above villages to gain free access for twenty minutes. Furthermore, registered users who pay just £10 can gain unlimited access on two devices for twelve months at any of the Community Wi-Fi areas.

The Community Wi-Fi has been developed by the Marlborough Area Development Trust (MADT), and is being promoted under the brand of Visit Marlborough.

Bob Holman of the MADT; commented:

“Marlborough is steeped in history and heritage of which its community is very proud. However, as a local development trust we have recognised the requirement by people to stay connected – anytime, anywhere. We are delighted to have further rolled out the Free Community Wi-Fi for Marlborough, now anyone in central Marlborough and surrounding villages can be connected at just the click of a button and send that important email or check the latest score in the Rugby World Cup!”

Historic blue plaque trail of Marlborough unveiled at www.visitmarlborough.org

Visitors to Marlborough can now easily discover the town’s nine English Heritage blue plaques, via Visit Marlborough’s blue plaque guide. The guide is viewable or can be downloaded at www.visitmarlborough.org

The blue plaque walk takes in a gentle stroll around Marlborough, combining the town’s history along with its charm and vibrancy. Seven of the nine blue plaques can be found on Marlborough’s high street, famous for being the widest in the country. Some highlights include the site of the 1642 Battle of Marlborough, the building where diarist Samuel Pepys stayed in 1668, and where the great fire of Marlborough began in 1653.

Geoff Brickell of the MADT said:

“We have modernised the original walk, defined some years ago, that links up Marlborough’s nine blue plaques by producing an on-line version. This charming walk, which tells the town’s story across hundreds of years, is now readily available at just a click away. We hope visitors to Marlborough will download the guide and enjoy everything Marlborough has to offer from its wonderful history to wide range of independent shops”.
For more information and to view /download the blue plaque walk; www.visitmarlborough.org