Wiltshire Life

Archived since December 2014

64 issues

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.

Subscribe today and enjoy:

• 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

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In this month's issue, we find out what Wiltshire means to David Waters, who helped re-introduce the great bustard into the county. We meet floral artist Endellion Lycett-Green. Barney Norris explains how he adapted Lorca's Blood Wedding and why he set it in Edington. Geraldine Faulkner finds out how vintage films and songs help to engage Alzheimer sufferers. Mary-Vere Parr meets three people who have been recognised as emerging leaders in farming and agriculture. Dene Bebbington explores the life of Alfred Williams, the hammer man poet. Mark Hemsworth's journey has taken him from the world's conflict zones to roasting coffee. The National Hedge-laying Championships took place in Pewsey recently. The history of Chippenham Town FC is more than just a story about football it is a social history of the town. Sean Crampton's Stations of the Cross in Calne are among the greatest works of art in Wiltshire, says Nick Fogg. Mike Marshman uncovers our villages that have been lost to time.

I visited the wonderful hilltop town of Malmesbury to visit the renovated Moravian Church. What a wonderful success story the project has become and what a testament to the Friends of Athelstan Museum who are expertly and sensitively guided the project from ruined shell to multi-purpose community venue. The Moravian Star sculpture outside of the building is another wonderful work of art by the talented Melissa Cole. Both church and star have been nominated for the Wiltshire Life Awards 2020, and you can read the shortlists in the first five categories in this month's issue. Our travels have also taken in village life in Collingbourne Ducis, Collingbourne Kington and Everleigh. Our furry friends also get a mention this month in our list of the best dog-friendly places to visit in the county, while we head to a dog-friendly cafe for our eating out pages, a real gem!

Free with this issue, you will receive our free Retirement Living and Care Guide. Unless you are really lucky, the chances are that you will be working beyond statutory retirement age, I know I will be, lottery wins not-withstanding. However, whatever age you plan to retire, the most important decision you can make is to start planning and talking to a financial adviser about your options: how much will you need, what debts should you clear, where will you live, how will you pass on your money, what pitfalls are there to avoid, what opportunities to take? Retirement is another stage of life, which is why good planning can help you take advantage of your ‘leisure’ time and the opportunities it affords. Of course, simply relaxing may not be your thing and there are many ways you can spend your time to keep both body and mind active, whether that is enrolling on an academic course, taking on mentoring work, volunteering, travelling, taking up a new hobby, or something else entirely. Of course, it is important that you keep active, fit and healthy and one of the wonderful things about joining a club or an exercise group is that you stay fit and healthy while meeting plenty of new people of all ages. We have a number of great ideas in this year’s guide for doing just that.

Subjects: Wiltshire, Lifestyle, News

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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.

Subscribe today and enjoy:

• 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

  • First Issue: December 2014
  • Latest Issue: February 2020
  • Issue Count: 64
  • Published: Monthly

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