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 month’s issue we have an autumnal feel to the magazine. We visit two farms: Parsons’ Farm in Milston, where a lockdown pumpkin planting venture has turned into a growing business, and Manor Farm in Sutton Mandeville, where former stables have undergone a stunning transformation into The Stalls - a café with an eco-ethic; Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum explores the mystery behind ‘witches marks’ etched into walls and pillars of buildings across the county. A new book reveals inside story of Salisbury’s iconic alehouse, The Haunch of Vension, including its reputation for ghostly goings on. Several works by Thomas Hardy were influenced by his sisters’ time spent in the county, we follow their story; In the first of a new series on the county’s almshouses, we discover more about their founders, heritage, and role in the 21st century. From Texas to Malmesbury - we meet Kim and Whit Hanks, the new owners of The Old Bell Hotel; Grant Berry from Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants reveals who really put the fizz into wine; Garden designer Sophie Butcher looks at jobs to get on with in October and shares details of the renowned Devizes Bee & Honey Day and Jocelyn Weeks from Wessex Auction Rooms takes a look at furniture making a fashionable come-back. Plus, we have a guide to independent schools in the region, including features written by teachers and education experts.