March 2017 - The three 'aahs'...

March 2017 - The three 'aahs'...

In this issue

Good things come in threes so this month our cover features triplets. They're a reminder that it's not long now until spring. We have feel-good stories for you too, with a look at how Greatwood is using retired racehorses to help disadvantaged young people; plus how iconic red phone boxes are being put to wonderful alternative uses... margaritas, anyone? It's hard to choose a third feel-good story. Wassailing in Avebury? Glassblowing near Trowbridge? All worthy, but we'll go with the heartwarming tale of how Ceri Cryer's cheesemaking is saving her family's dairy farm. We have a trio of towns and villages for you this month too: Salisbury, Trowbridge and Biddestone. We also visit the magical Cranborne Chase, present the final (and best) part of Women at Work in WW1, and find out about the government's A303 tunnel proposals at Stonehenge. Finally, three more for you: our Independent Schools Guide is free with this issue; you can win a W. Carter & Son carriage clock worth over £300, or a book token if you spot the Wily Wiltshire Fox cartoon hiding somewhere in this issue. Why not light the fire, pour the tea and have a good read?

From the editor

There are several stand-out pieces for me in the March 2017 issue. Best of all has to be the heart-tugging article by Julie Harding on the Greatwood charity, which rescues retired racehorses and uses them in the education of young people who live life with challenges. The photographs for Village Life: Biddestone, that most photogenic of places, are simply stunning and I would recommend a read too. We also visit Trowbridge to delve deep into the layers of time. The story of Jimmy Bomford, playboy and art collector, is a treat, as is the piece on the rise and rise of vintage toys at auction. It tells you what to look for on a foray into the attic…Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life