July 2016 - Open the door to summer

July 2016 - Open the door to summer

In this issue

Open the door to summer with Wiltshire Life’s July issue, which promises to help you have fun around the county in June, July and August. One of the stars of BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den is hosting a fete in his garden, which has a peculiar use for horse manure, while the cars on show at Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne will take you down memory lane. We also have six pages of ideas for things to do this summer, some of them free and requiring little more than walking shoes, while in our Discover Secret Wiltshire series we take you to some special out of the way places. The July issue may be themed around getting out and about, but there’s plenty more to read, from art gallery owner Johnny Messum’s plans for Tisbury’s tithe barn to a look at Old Sarum Airfield. Finally, for foodie fans everywhere, BBC MasterChef contestant Juanita Hennessey introduces us to her home, Foodie Fosbury. Wiltshire Life is best enjoyed sitting in a deckchair with a long cool drink.

From the editor

Our July 2016 issue is remarkable for many reasons. Find out more about Johnny Messum, owner of the eponymous London gallery as well as Messum’s Wiltshire, which has brought cutting-edge art, sculpture, ceramics and design to the small south Wiltshire village of Tisbury. Go walking with Chris Cole and discover Lancelot Capability Brown’s grand designs at Bowood in stunning photographs. You can also meet Rory Bremnor, who chats about his love of horses; find out more about the late author Nigel Balchin, formerly based in the villages near Devizes; and read the second part of our secret Wiltshire series… Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life