ELEVEN people from Melksham have volunteered to explore how to commemorate the Market Place wells.

They put their names forward following a public meeting at Melksham Town Hall hosted by Mayor Cllr Adrienne Westbrook.

More than 20 people from the Melksham community gathered to discuss how to enhance the two wells.

Cllr Westbrook said: “At the next meeting on September 19 we will try to officially form the committee.

“We will need to get into motion things like the architects and historical reports, before exploring fundraising ideas.

“This will be a long project, but it’s great that the community wants to get involved and do something about it.

“The town council will continue to help, advise and support the group wherever needed.”

Wiltshire Council says the site of both wells will be marked with engraved paving stones. People have been asked to submit ideas for the inscription on them.

Suggestions will be sent to the Melksham Historical Society and Wiltshire Council for consideration.

Already, two ideas have been put forward: ‘This is the site of the Melksham Town Pump, put up by public subscription in 1789’ and ‘This well was discovered during the town square improvements in 2017’.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19 at 7.30pm in the town hall. Anyone interested in contributing is welcome to attend.