United Kingdom / Marlborough

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Thomas Hancock 1786-1865 inventor of the vulcanisation of rubber. Walter Hancock 1799-1852 inventor of the passenger steam road carriage lived here

Oxford Street, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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The Great Fire of Marlborough 28th April 1653 began near this place, at the house of Francis Freeman, tanner "where in three hours were consumed at least 250 houses"

41-47 High Street, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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William Golding 1911-1993 author and Nobel Literature Laureate lived in this house. "Our house was on the green that close like square, tilted south"

Golding House, The Green, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Battle of Marlborough 5th December 1642. Near this place a Royalist army fought their way into the town and defeated the Parliamentary garrison

Castle and Ball Inn, High Street, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Eglantyne Mary Jebb 1876-1928 founder of Save The Children Fund taught in this building when it was St Peter's School

Library, High Street, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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The Lord Chamberlain's Men (Shakespeare's company) performed in the courtyard of The White Hart through this archway in the 1690's. "All the world's a stage"

Russell Square, Marlborough, United Kingdom

Samuel Pepys Diarist 1633-1703 "...lay at The Hart a good house and there a fair and pretty town..." on 15th-16th June 1668 Parts of the inn's galleries remain in nearby buildings.

High Street, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Boulton and Watt Engine The world's oldest steam engine still able to perform its original function. Presented to mark the year of the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Watt (Engineer) 1736-1819.

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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The Statutes of Marlborough 1267, Henry III. An Act of Parliament passed in the Great Hall of Marlborough Castle near this place. "He made many statutes for the betterment of his realm and the manifestation of Common Justice"

College Gates, Bath Road, Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Thomas Wolsey 1473-1530 Cardinal, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor of England, ordained priest in this church 10th March 1498

St Peter's Church, High Street , Marlborough, United Kingdom

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