January 2019 - Happy New Year

January 2019 - Happy New Year

In this issue

We discover the finest gallops in the country and learn how you might own a racehorse. The plans for the Science Museum Group’s Wroughton base are taking shape. With the launch of her first book, Helen Browning is as happy as a pig in clover. Our literary detective is on the hunt for more of Dickens’ Wiltshire influences. We visit the Wylye Valley villages, head down your way to Calne and look at what the county needs from the Environment Act. With community more important than ever we find out about life in Steeple Ashton. Roger and Sue Jones share their success at The Harrow at Little Bedwyn. We Meet Lt Col David Luck, commentator, but also the head of the army’s commemoration programme. We also have a free booklet, Natural Wonders, in association with Wessex Wildlife Trust, a month-by-month guide to the county’s wildlife.

From the editor

I have a keen interest in all things historical and so I am pleased to start the new year with a couple of articles that were a joy to work on. Having grown up watching Time Team, it was wonderful to meet up Phil Harding (Wessex Archaeology) recently, the result of which is an article focusing on some of the county’s oldest monuments. Later in the month I met two of the brothers who own Burlen, a Salisbury company with links to Spitfires and the Battle of Britain. It’s a fascinating story. I also had the pleasure of meeting Helen Birchenough who told us about ‘My Wiltshire’.