In this issue
Hop to it and grab a copy of Wiltshire Life’s Easter issue, where we find out how people will be celebrating in less ordinary ways, from duck races and dieting to steam days, and bring you inspirational ideas for the home, plus some exciting ways to rediscover the county.
We tell the tale of the huge hares, oversized owls and pop-up pandas set to descend on Wiltshire, and follow the Duchess of Cornwall’s recent visit to Marlborough and Swindon. Elsewhere, Helen Miah previews what’s on during World Heritage Day.
Our main profile is with a Gurkha who has close royal connections and remembers with affection the young Prince Harry’s visit to his regiment on Salisbury Plain.
Robert Murphy hears some of the key voices in the Stonehenge tunnel consultation, while Down Your Way visits Devizes and Village Life is in Wiltshire’s New Forest.
Finally, Julie Harding meets the bellringers of Edington whose numbers are growing thanks to a national campaign.
From the editor
I have always wanted to have a go at bellringing so need no further inspiration to visit my local belltower than Julie Harding’s fascinating article on Edington’s bellringers. The village lost six bellringers in the First World War and is now the focus of a national campaign to recruit 1,400 bellringers by November; that’s the number lost across the nation during the First World War. I was also fascinated by Dr Kate Luck’s continuing tale of women’s fight for the vote in Wiltshire. Finally, it’s a pleasure to bring you news of our incredible nominees in the final five categories of the Wiltshire Life Awards 2018.