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September 2017 - Avebury, so rock'n'roll!

In this issue

The world of Avebury stone circle has been rocked by the revelation that it may have started out as a square. Read interviews with the archaeologists as we try to unravel the depths of this new piece of research. The fact that even places as old as Avebury can be at the forefront of new revelations shows how our thinking continues to change. Wiltshire, too, is subject to change, as it is continually moulded by man, so we ask can you still find ‘wilderness’ here? We talk to a bison farmer who has imported his own brand of the Wild West and some writers who reveal their personal ‘wilderness’. My Wiltshire features Judy Carver, daughter of William Golding, who reminisces about Marlborough, while our interview is with BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson. You can also read about the kestrel baby boom on Salisbury Plain, discover 11 quirky places for tea and visit Salisbury and Pewsey. Barbara Last’s Jackdaw Summer continues, as does our look at 20 Wiltshire inventions. We’ve got all your favourites too, with Last View featuring ‘robin’s pincushion’; have you ever heard of it? The mystery will be revealed…

From the editor

There's a wealth of variety in the September issue, from going behind the headlines at Avebury to looking at interiors finds inspired by the washed out colours of the harvest, and from quirky places for afternoon tea to our chat with bison farmers Lord and Lady Seaford. I think my two favourite articles though, are Judy Carver's My Wiltshire and Barbara Last's Jackdaw Summer. Judy is the daughter of William Golding and here reminisces about Marlborough, a town the family knew well; while Barbara Last brings us part two of The Jackdaw Summer. Will Giles get over his separation anxiety? Enjoy!