In this issue
We meet James Toogood, the oldest solicitor in town; find out the three best kept villages in Wiltshire; discover the top 10 picks from the Salisbury LitFest; relive the excitement when Iford Arts opera visited Belcombe Court; the art of theatre production with Salisbury Playhouse's Jo Newman; we join the Youth Adventure Trust for a second time as the young people head to the mountains; find out what you can discover at Wiltshire Wildlife Trusts' reserves this winter; champion cyclist, fine artist, cancer survivor, now Neil Rutter is a three-times world bog snorkelling champion; part two of our fascinating look at the historic bridges of the county; how does Deacons, a sixth generation family business continue to thrive on the high street?; the Mary Howard Fair returns to bring great a Christmas shopping event to the county; Wiltshire's hillsides are dominated by White Horses, here's a handy guide to where you can find them; we dine at Rick Stein Marlborough, garden jobs of November.
From the editor
Our editor visits Trowbridge and takes a tour of the museum to learn more about the renovation project. For many years our county town has been considered a place of great potential and now a number of projects and funding opportunities may well just help the town to grow out of the shadow of its neighbours. We take a tour of the beautiful villages of the Chalke Valley and discover a series of vibrant communities. Graham Browning talks about his love of Wiltshire and his work on the Nile Clumps. Also, free with this issue, please enjoy our pub guide, handily produced in an A6 format, which showcases a number of Wiltshire's wonderful pubs and inns – the guide is small enough to carry with you on your travels! Enjoy.