February 2017 - The fair maids of February

February 2017 - The fair maids of February

In this issue

Wiltshire Life’s February issue is a real mix of delights. We’ve got startling pictures of the lifesize elephant bull that has arrived in Liddington Coombe, with sculptor David Lomax creating a nerve-tingling tale of his first glimpse of him; Lesley Bates finds out what’s in store at Salisbury Cathedral for the year ahead; and Simon Heptinstall writes a (lighthearted) article about Wiltshire’s north-south divide. We look ahead again, as we meet inventor James Dyson, while Sarah Church, of the Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign, writes on the loss of 10 of Swindon’s libraries. Down Your Way is in Swindon, Village Life is in Biddestone and Robert Harvey is on the trail of the majestic yew tree. Free with this issue is a 44-page Retirement Living and Care Guide, which is packed with information on retirement living, independent living, financing and choosing care and dementia. We hope you enjoy this bright start to the new year.

From the editor

One of the nicest features in this issue is Michael Marshman’s piece on the ‘Villages that orbit Devizes’. Accompanied by stunning photos, it makes great reading too. We start our three-part Women at Work series in this issue, which looks at the contribution made by women in the First World War, from working as land girls to life in the factories. We also meet inventor James Dyson to find out more about his forthcoming institute for young engineers, as well as discovering a community transport scheme that is a godsend…Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life