In this issue
This month there are two events that celebrate women. On March 8 there is International Women’s Day, also, throughout March it is Women’s History month. To mark these events, we are featuring many remarkable women throughout the magazine. We uncover the myths behind the persecution of women accused of witchcraft; We discover more about the fascinating story of author, Edith Oliver, Wilton’s first lady mayor; stonemason Lisi Ashbridge carves a name in a predominantly male environment; we meet the first woman of British farming Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union; in My Wiltshire, Winter Olympian Shelley Rudman explains how her spirit for adventure was influenced by the slopes of Marlborough.
We talk to Will Hibbert, co-founder of Forest to Home about his passion for creating sustainably-sourced bespoke timber furniture; We team up with VisitWiltshire and share five walks of varying terrain and length, along the Kennet and Avon canal.