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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In this issue we have a festive flavour throughout with delicious recipes, details of events for all the family, and a guide to gifts sourced here in the county – everything from making a wreath for your door to a magical gingerbread house. Actor Christopher Biggins shares his theatre story from Salisbury Playhouse to becoming everyone’s favourite pantomime dame: Marc Allum takes a look at seasonal traditions through the centuries; The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough share their top picks for Christmas reads; we find out about two new exhibitions - in Marlborough where not one but two renowned painters from the same family bring their artwork to the town and Simon Heptinstall heads to Stonehenge to explore the fascination of creating ancient monuments across the globe; all over Wiltshire Ukrainian refugees have begun building new lives while still adjusting to the sudden and violent loss of their old ones. Gary Lawrence speaks to some who are finding their feet; we conclude our series looking at the history behind the county’s almshouses and their importance in providing a safe haven today. Clarissa Reilly from Digger & Mojo offers some alternative suggestions for this year’s presents with a guide to vintage and antique gifts; Grant Berry from Yapp Brothers wine merchants adds sparkle to the season with his wine selection and Sophie Butcher keeps us up to date with what to do in the garden over winter. We have details of walks across the county – ideal for blowing the cobwebs away and burning off the Christmas calories.