July 2017 - Hello summer!

July 2017 - Hello summer!

In this issue

Hello summer! Dip into Wiltshire Life’s July issue to enjoy this magical season to the max. Find the best of summer in the July issue of Wiltshire Life. Inside, we visit Wiltshire’s lake district, a surprising tale of watersports, wildlife and woolly mammoths. Enjoy profiles of Wiltshire-based jazz songbird Clare Teal, event rider Sir Mark Todd, beauty and wellbeing supremo Liz Earle, and Sara Jones, widow of Colonel ‘H’ Jones, Falklands War casualty. Elsewhere, learn about the new Ramsbury Gin, find out why crops of opium poppies are a diminishing sight, and how Gilo Cardozo can give you wings. Explore Southwick and North Bradley in Village Life and Marlborough in Down Your Way. Discover the history of Pelham Puppets and a new festival in Marlborough, plus take a tour of south Wiltshire’s literary heritage. As usual, there’s plenty more to read: find out about the magic of cricket tea in Potterne, discover Wiltshire’s official county flower, eat out in Lacock and enjoy four pages of ideas on how to enjoy the summer to the max.

From the editor

The most stunning guide to damsels and dragons (the flies we all know and love) can be found in the centre pages, courtesy of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Elsewhere, we meet jazz songbird Clare Teal, beauty and wellness expert Liz Earle and event rider Sir Mark Todd. Did you know there’s a gin made in Wiltshire, a true taste of the fields; or that Wiltshire has its own lake district? A new mini-series starts this month on cricket teas too. One article that simply shouldn’t be missed is Nicholas Fogg’s piece on Pelham Puppets, made in Marlborough. What is their history and what has become of them? Also meet Sara Jones, widow of Colonel ‘H’ Jones, a Falklands figurehead, and discover more about the Army Basing Programme. Will we be ready? Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life