THE Marlborough History Society have a series of lectures lined up for 2019 featuring a range of subjects.

On Thursday, January 17, Clyde Nancarrow will talk about the restoration of The Merchant’s House in the High Street and how it has been saved for the town.

It has also become the centre of the tourist industry for Marlborough offering as it does a shop and museum laid out in the 17th century property.

Any mention of the property and this lecture should also include the name of the late Michael Gray who was instrumental in its rescue.

He was down to speak about the house on the same evening.

Then on February 21 there is a lecture on recent archaeological discoveries in Wiltshire with Pomeroy Kellinger.

A specialist in the prehistoric landscapes of Avebury and Stonehenge, Melanie has been County Archaeologist for Wiltshire for the last 12 years as well as teaching at the Marlborough College Summer School within sight of the Neolithic Mound.