Wiltshire Life is Wiltshire's leading county magazine. It was established in 1946 and has gathered a strong following over the decades. Re-launched in 2002 to great acclaim, it keeps its readers informed, entertained and engaged, from Swindon in the north to Salisbury in the south. Wiltshire Life embodies the essence of Wilshire and is, quite simply, the best magazine that covers all aspects of life in the county.
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• A magazine that brings you a stimulating blend of Wiltshire tradition and innovation • A winning formula of stunning photography, well written features and strong design • Interesting and topical features on village life, walking, local history, food and drink, the arts, the countryside and much more • Special features on independent schools, care, weddings, motoring, interiors and home improvements
In this issue we discover the lives of extraordinary people who called the county home – from Blunsdon to Borneo we uncover the life of Margaret Brooke, The Ranee of Sarawak, whose friends included Oscar Wilde and Edward Elgar; we discover the fate of 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 to Simon Heptinstall about her unusual talent for creating a traditional artistic illusion. Paralympians Louise Hunt and Chris Skelley both found success and each other through sport they talk to Gary Lawrence, how neither was going to let a disability get in their way. From the man who refused to kill the Duke of Wellington to the judge who sentenced the pirate Captain William Kidd to hang – 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.