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June 2019 - Chalke Valley History Festival

In this issue

We meet Dr Rebecca Johnson, campaigner, who is directing the Festival of Ideas at the Salisbury International Arts Festival. Major General Patrick Cordingley features in My Wiltshire. We carry a preview of the Chalke Valley History Festival, the world’s largest event of its kind. We also carry a preview of this year’s National Armed Forces Day, which is to be held in Salisbury. Our heritage series continues with the pencil artistry of Anita Taylor. Morag Walker discusses the future of hen harriers in the county. We head down Corsham way, while village life focuses on Ramsbury and Chilton Foliat. We dine out at Howard’s House, Teffont, and the find out what jobs there to do in the garden this June.

From the editor

June is probably my favourite month, given the weather is normally just about right. It is a great time to be heading out and about to experience the beauty of our wonderful county. This year we are excited to be sponsoring the pop-up history tent at the Chalke Valley History Festival, now the largest festival dedicated to history in the world. Last year, the weather was fantastic and we’ll hope for more of the same, not just for the festival, but also for the many other events happening this month, whether it be Armed Forces Day, the open garden scheme, or something more local.