SURROUNDED by a group of school boys clambering to know who she was, the actress Anne Chamberlain dressed as Eglantyne Jebb said she had died in 1928 but had come back to life to mark the life of the founder of Save The Children.

The incident took place in Marlborough on Friday, June 7, when Ms Chamberlain unveiled a new blue plaque at the library. She was accompanied by the town cryer Mike Tupman, who explained that Ms Jebb had taught at the school (now the library) in 1899 and had founded the charity.

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall added warm words of praise for those behind the event while Fidelma Meehan of Save the Children quoted Eglantyne: “Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible – that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.”

Pewsey's Jennifer Brisker, who volunteers for the charity spoke of its UK work .