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January 2020 - Salisbury 2020: a city on the move

In this issue

In the issue this month, Tim Moulding tells us about his family relationship to Wiltshire. We meet life model Julian Lewis who tells us about the demand for this services and the resurgence in life drawing classes in the county. We look at the great work carried out by homeless charity Alabare. Stephen Koeghane and Robert Sutcliffe each look at the long and distinguished history of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Nick Fogg rounds off his look at the rotten boroughs of the county and the personalities associated with them. Simon Baynes reflects on the former glories of Roundway Park House. Mike Marshman investigates the relationship between poet George Crabbe and Trowbridge. Gary Lawrence visits Kennet Home Start. Susie Brew talks to farmer turned photographer David White. We explore the development of Holt tannery. We visit Ramsbury Estate for the first in our monthly farming calendar.

From the editor

Welcome to January 2020 edition of Wiltshire Life. A New Year means we look ahead to the next 12 months, including a focus on Salisbury 2020: a city on the move, the celebrations planned around the Cathedral and city's 800th anniversary: canon precentor, Anna Meacham, also welcomes in the New Year. Editor, Neil Henty, takes a look at some of the major events of the coming year. We visit Wilton, the historic capital of Wessex, and head to the villages of Burbage, Easton Royal, Milton Lilbourne. To start the new year we have a lovely winter's walk around Edington to help burn off those festive calories. You can then relax with our short story, written by Tom Bromley.