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July 2018 - The secret life of chalk streams

In this issue

Wiltshire Life’s July issue is a great read for high summer. We’re dabbling our feet in the county’s cooling chalk streams to find out what lies beneath the surface of the water. River-dipping is something the whole family can get involved with. We also meet BBC antiques expert Paul Martin on his smallholding in Seend; catch up with Marlborough-based Badminton-winner Jonelle Price; meet a professor of spying coming to the Chalke Valley History Festival; and chat to Johnny Messum, owner of a unique tithe barn gallery in Tisbury. Down Your Way explores Marlborough, which will be welcoming a very famous comedian and author in the coming months, while Village Life rediscovers the villages of the A30, west of Wilton. Elsewhere, Chris Cole reveals the secrets of Westbury white horse and VisitWiltshire lists spots to watch the sunrise. We also launch our awards, and find out how Marlborough are saving bees. The issue is buzzing with much more but we’ll leave you to discover it for yourself.

From the editor

It’s always fun putting together a high summer issue; the pictures seem to sing from the page in glorious colours and everyone smiles more readily. Friends of the Garden volunteers have found a stunning setting for their summer sculpture show this year and curator Lesley Andrews tells us more. I intend to pay a visit. My Wiltshire features an archaeologist inspired by the county to writer her first thriller. Could it become a TV series, I wonder? The hard-working staff of the Great Western Hospital also feature as we look at the ‘birthplace’ of the NHS in Swindon. We hope you enjoy this summer read. Until next time…