December 2018 - Nature's gifts at Christmas

December 2018 - Nature's gifts at Christmas

In this issue

We meet a Local Hero who puts the trees into Burbage’s Christmas and offer a Wiltshire update on the 12 Days of Christmas. We find out how Malmesbury Abbey will celebrate this year, and how Salisbury Cathedral and Close will be illuminated. We meet the people who give their time to care for others during the festive season and find out how Youth Action Wiltshire ensures young carers have access to all they need. We find Salisbury Cathedral going back to its 12th century musical roots, and wonder at the mystery of Charles Dickens’ Bagman’s inn. We visit the Marlborough villages, an area of ancient forest, winterbournes and grassland gallops, and meet the man spending 2018 walking 2,108 miles. We meet former MP, Alan Johnson, and former governor of Holloway prison, Julia Killick talks about ‘My Wiltshire’.

From the editor

When I think of Christmas, I think of A Christmas Carol, a blazing fire, wreath on the door, a festively decorated tree… so I am very pleased that this issue has all those things and more. We have Dickens, we have a Christmas eve ghost story, we find out how to make the perfect wreath and we have trees. For those stuck on how to end the perfect meal, we have a Jack Stein pudding recipe that really is a showstopper. If you are like me you and you have left the shopping to the last minute, our handy gift guide will provide plenty of inspiration. We wish you all a merry Christmas.