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September 2020 - In conversation with Sir Simon Russell-Beale

In this issue

Garden and landscape designer Camilla Hiley explains the importance of planting and structure for all seasons and all creatures great and small. Sophie Butcher lets her lawn go wild; we discover why an old family chair is worth restoring; a ground breaking contemporary exhibition returns to its natural home 50 years later; discover actor Sir Simon Russell-Beale’s passion for Marlborough and taking on the role of the LitFest’s first patron; Lady Fiona Lansdowne gives an insight into life at Bowood House and why being a part of the wider Wiltshire community is so important to her. The Early, Early Christmas Fair returns but this year it will be all online; our series on life in post war Wiltshire concludes and we find out how a former bishop of Salisbury met a grisly end. We discover top ten books with a Wiltshire connection and share a delicious recipe for the perfect spicy burger.

From the editor

We are all still adjusting to new ways of living and communicating. Now, more than ever it highlights the need to support what is here on our doorstep. The food that is produced across in this county is some of the finest to be found in the country. From cheese, bacon and yoghurt to ham, beer and honey and so much more. Village shops, pubs and our high streets face an uncertain future but by shopping locally and buying local produce, we can all be a part of ensuring these essential local services survive across Wiltshire and beyond for future generations.