In this special issue celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we look back at her visits to the county over the past 70 years, we discover how we celebrated her coronation and previous jubilees through memories and wonderful archive images. We have delicious food and drink ideas for The Big Jubilee Lunch village and street parties; Clarissa Reilly recommends her favourite royal reads and we have a quiz to test your knowledge of the monarchy.
We look ahead to some of the county’s biggest summer events: The Chalke Valley History Festival returns with a full programme of inspirational talks, discussions, and living history displays; Salisbury International Arts Festival prepares to fill the streets and spaces in the city and beyond and the beautiful gardens at Iford Manor will be filled with the sweet sounds of jazz – we discover who will be performing here in the county.
Gary Lawrence meets the Right Reverend Stephen Lake the 79th Bishop of Salisbury and Mary-Vere Parr catches up with Lady Lansdowne as she takes on the role of High Sheriff of Wiltshire.
We discover more about acclaimed sculptor Martin Jennings as his exhibition opens at Arundells in Salisbury. In her monthly gardening feature Sophie Butcher looks at what to do in the garden this month whilst encouraging bees and pollinators.
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