In this issue
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, chemical warfare expert, author and government advisor on the Salisbury Novichok poisonings talks about biosecurity and why the world is waking up to its risks; Dame Elizabeth Neville a former Chief Constable of Wiltshire explains that with the help of an electric bicycle, she is discovering more of the Wiltshire countryside; dynamic and creative inventor Tom Lawton continues Malmesbury’s tradition of innovation; we reflect on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II - discovering stories of the men who defended the country on the home front and the Commonwealth soldiers who are buried here in the county; we find out about plans to create a permanent memorial to the Spitfire; follow the work of the blood bikers, volunteers who work alongside the emergency and health services; how to create interest in the autumn garden and the tasks to carry out ahead of the spring; relive the fun of the fair with the Whitelegg family; the top five walks perfect for spo
From the editor
Autumn is such a perfect season for getting out and about in the fresh and bracing air. At the sign of the first frost, it is time to pick sloes and bags of delicious field-mushrooms, but do make sure you know what you are picking. In this issue there is guide to several walks at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves. Also, free with this issue, is our eating out guide, ideal to pop in a bag or pocket when you are out on a walk, it showcases many of Wiltshire's wonderful pubs, restaurants and cafes. So, put on your wellies or walking boots and plan a walk with a pint beer, fabulous meal or tea and cake as a treat for your efforts.