November 2016 - Autumn adventures await...

November 2016 - Autumn adventures await...

In this issue

Wiltshire Life's November issue is in the shops now! With stunning photography, our tremendous guide to trees will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the county's arboreal delights, including where to find tree spirits. Meet the very green Bishop of Salisbury and read about Michael Marshman's life in My Wiltshire. Down Your Way is in Swindon, while Village Life is in the New Forest. We also take a special look at the people in Salisbury, Warminster and Calne who are stitching back the pieces to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. Plus you can find out about Mere's heavy horses, the Celebrate Voice singing festival and lots more. Best enjoyed with a mug of steaming tea and a pair of fluffy slippers! Pick up your copy in your local village shop or pub, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, the Co-op, WHSmith or your local newsagent.

From the editor

If you love autumn and all that the season conjures up, you’ll enjoy our ‘treemendous’ guide to trees. Covering six pages, it includes a spotter’s guide to the different varieties, as well as an investigation into the ghostly folklore of Savernake Forest. Another article that was a joy to edit is the piece about the real Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie’s forerunner came from Canada but ended up on Salisbury Plain. How? It’s all in the story in this issue. If you’re a regular reader who has missed this issue, you will find the My Wiltshire piece by Michael Marshman an eye-opener. The author of our Village Life series has hidden depths… Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life