Wiltshire Life magazine

Come on you blues!

13 Mar 2017

Come on you blues!

Forsythia and a bright and cheery blue tit greets readers of Wiltshire Life's April issue. Inside, we ask: what is Wiltshire's favourite garden bird? It's a question that's harder to answer than you may at first think.

Elsewhere, history comes to the fore. Read about the expansion of the county's museums; the story of postboxes; and how W. Carter & Son, clock and watchmaker, silversmith and jeweller, came to be the oldest family business in Wiltshire. You'll also find out about the launch of Wiltshire Life's heritage tours, in partnership with Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

If you're hatching plans for Easter, there are two passion plays to see - one in Marlborough and one in Salisbury, plus a recipe for probably the best-ever lamb dish.

The villagers of Berwick St James also reveal their A303 road rage, while new series My Home Town visits Swindon, Down Your Way discovers Chippenham's heritage and Village Life goes cuckoo in Downton.

Finally, the tulips and the primulas are looking lovely...

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