July/August 2020 - Thank you from Wiltshire

July/August 2020 - Thank you from Wiltshire

In this issue

We discover the remarkable work and stories of support across the county, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Artist Elaine Heseltine-Carp explains how two of her children working in the NHS, is influencing her art; we continue our series on post-war Wiltshire; Ashley Truluck, our new High Sheriff tells us how his Declaration became a virtual ceremony; we find out about the extraordinary life of Horatio Barber; we meet a Malmesbury family who for generations have been influencing equestrian sport across the world; adventurer Lisa Drewe, shares her passion for the wilderness of the British Isles; we gain an insight into the unconventional route that led Rupert Alexander to painting his first Royal commission, at the age of 23. Whilst staying close to home, we have a an ideal recipe to get you baking and a fun and fascinating guide to the top ten bugs and insects in the county.

From the editor

There is no doubt the past few months have been most challenging, as we find new ways to work, shop, and communicate. This issue of Wiltshire Life is a reflection of all the hard work and community spirit across the county, a true example of Wiltshire at its very best. We have all discovered the importance of taking time to get to know and support each other. I hope you enjoy discovering what people have been up to across the county and the wonderful features from our team of contributors. As lockdown starts to ease, stay safe and take care.