In this issue
We meet Jane Pleydell-Bouverie, festival director of Chalke Valley History Festival, and Paul and Caroline Weiland, owners of Belcombe Court, which is to host this year’s Iford Arts festival. We delve into Deepest Wiltshire. Adam Weymouth talks about his journey to an award-winning writer. We visit Scout & Sage gin distillery and uncover the larger than life character behind Chippenham Town Hall. Turn the pages of history with the Royal Voluntary Service. Explore the ever-moving county border and its stories. Devizes is the subject of Down Your Way, while we use Chiseldon as a base to explore surrounding villages. We find out how the Ramsbury estate has become a self-sustaining and fertile loop. And we have all the latest news from the region’s best Independent Schools.
From the editor
It gives us great pleasure to reveal the shortlisted nominations for the remaining Wiltshire Life awards. There is always great excitement in these parts when we can finally let everyone else know who has been put forward in their respective categories. We can’t wait for the night of the awards on March 29th at Messums Wiltshire. The awards are the highlight of the year and serve to reflect the quality and diversity we try to promote in the magazine. Each shortlisted nominee has a story to tell and Wiltshire Life has always tried to publish the stories that make the county such a wonderful place.