May 2017 - Bluebells make your spirits soar...

May 2017 - Bluebells make your spirits soar...

In this issue

It's bluebell time, there's the scent of warmer weather on the breeze - and the bumper May issue of Wiltshire Life is out. Inside, we bring you news of our incredible Wiltshire Life Awards 2017 winners, from carers and business people to artists and community groups. These are the heroes who make Wiltshire great and it is our pleasure to celebrate them. May is also the time to get out and about, so we have news of quirky cultural events, plus guides to Devizes, Clyffe Pypard and Bushton. There's a profile of our new high sheriff - a probation officer, while My Wiltshire features the chairman of Natural England, Andrew Sells. Elsewhere, we forage for Sunday lunch veg, examine mounting opposition to the A303 Stonehenge tunnel and follow the visits of HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales to The Royal Welsh, the Great Bustard Group and Wadworth. A new series starts too: a literary tour of the county, from James Bond to The Flame Trees of Thika. FREE WITH THIS ISSUE: Don't miss our new, beautifully designed homes and gardens supplement, packed with inspirational ideas for 2017.

From the editor

One of the stand-out features of the May 2017 issue is the in-bound supplement on the Wiltshire Life Awards 2017. All human life is here. I also love the My Wiltshire piece by Andrew Sells, the chairman of Natural England, who is very proud to call himself a Wiltshireman. We start a fascinating and revealing literary tour of the entire county in this issue, and watch as Her Majesty the Queen meets one of the army’s goat mascots. One of my favourite aspects of this issue, though, is following Prince Charles to meet great bustards and to tour Wadworth Brewery on behalf of the charity Pub is the Hub…Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life