In this issue
We are in the last few weeks of autumn and heading into winter, and what better place to marvel in the beauty of this change than at Stourhead? Head gardener, Alan Power, reflects on 23 amazing autumns. We have a special 16-page feature commemorating the end of World War 1 and how it affected Wiltshire. We also celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Stonehenge being gifted to the public, meeting two people with monumental jobs. We meet Max Hastings, who talks about his fast-paced career and his new book about the Vietnam War. We fall under the spell of Chris Jones’ incredible art, discover the heights of racing fashion and go in search of the bard at the Elizabethan Playhouse in Corsley. We pay visits to Swindon and Urchfont. Don’t miss our pocket-sized 46-page pub guide.
From the editor
Each November, our skies are filled with fireworks and the smoke and sparks of bonfires. A celebration of an explosive event that rocked our country and that still resonates. We also honour our war dead on November 11th, the remembrance of another event that continues to shape world events. The events of World War 1 had a profound effect on our county and we are pleased to offer a 16-page special, commemorating not only the armistice, but how events shaped Wiltshire itself. We celebrate a gift like no other, Stonehenge, by meeting the people who help to ensure we can enjoy the monument some 5,000 years after construction started. Wiltshire is a monumental county, and a beautiful one, and we have much to enjoy.