May/June 2020 - VE Day 75: our readers remember

May/June 2020 - VE Day 75: our readers remember

In this issue

VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations might have been cancelled, but we are pleased to share some of our reader's memories of the memorable day. Elsewhere, we share 10 facts about glorious bluebells; we meet Karen Scott-Barrett; find out what Wiltshire holds for Caroline Hole-Jones; explore the art and engravings of Howard Phipps; find out how burnt-tip orchids are being preserved; hunt for treasure with artist Joanna May; find out about life living on the canals; revel in fabulous foxgloves; catch up with Wendy Searle, post antarctic adventure; conclude our look at lost villages with Imber; begin a new series on post-war Wiltshire; get inspired by Innovate's labs; eat out at The Three Daggers, Edington; head to Swindon in Down your way; and visit Edington, Bratton and Coulston in the shadow of Salisbury Plain.

From the editor

These are extraordinary times and we have made the decision to publish this issue as a joint May/June edition. Rest assured we have not cut back on content. So many events, festivals, celebrations and so much of everyday life has been put on hold and as such this issue was in a constant state of flux until the day it went to print, but I am proud of the team and all of our contributors who have pulled together in these trying times. I hope you enjoy our features and please stay safe and stay well.