In this issue
We discover the lives of extraordinary people who called the county home – Margaret Brooke, The Ranee of Sarawak, whose friends included Oscar Wilde and Edward Elgar; Edmund Dolling of Mere, an early vaccine pioneer; author Jane Dismore explains how a Victorian scandal in Wilton broke society’s rules. Acclaimed artist Magdalena Gordon talks about her unusual talent for creating a traditional artistic illusion. Paralympians Louise Hunt and Chris Skelley on how they both found success and each other through sport. Clare Durham from Woolley and Wallis looks at the stories behind saleroom portraits. Discover the county’s top 10 places to dine alfresco and glorious private gardens to visit this month. Grant Berry from Yapp Brothers wine merchants heads further afield to find perfect summer rosés. We have a delicious soufflé recipe from The Potting Shed in Crudwell and Sophie Butcher shares ideas for encouraging bees into the garden throughout the month.
From the editor