April 2020 - 800 years of Salisbury Cathedral

April 2020 - 800 years of Salisbury Cathedral

In this issue

Inside this month, find out about the important work of the Campaign to Protect Rural England; we meet Sarah Soar, CEO of Hawksmoor Investment, who is trying to encourage more girls to choose a career in financial services; Wiltshire has a long connection with the Grand National as we find out with our tale of two Kings; celebrate the changing seasons at Job's Mill; the county holds 10% of the world's chalk streams but they are under threat from a loss of insect life; find out how Devizes is shaping its future; we chart the decline and loss of the rural hamlet of Snap; Giffords Circus is celebrating 20 years and looking to the future; find out what makes Tisbury so thriving; we enjoy an excellent meal at The Peppermill; find out the top 10 places to visit this spring; we have all the latest news from schools in the area; find out about life on the farm in April; follow our easy to make but delicious recipe courtesy of Vaughan's Kitchen.

From the editor

Throughout the year, Salisbury Cathedral is celebrating its 800th anniversary. We featured a round-up of its celebratory events in the January issue as well as some of its history, and so this month we have focused our attention on more of the details, especially a feature on the restoration, re-installation and tuning of the Father Willis Organ, and the historic detail of the heraldry on display in the cathedral, charting influence and power among the leading families of the ages. The cathedral has so many wonderful elements to it and so many stories that need telling and we will be exploring more of them in the coming months and years. I had a wonderful meeting with Len Brewer earlier in the month. Born in Seend Cleeve and now living in Steeple Ashton, he has a fascinating story to tell... this month we find out just a small part of it.