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November 2017 - November 2017 - Nature's Fireworks

In this issue

Nature’s fireworks is the theme of Wiltshire Life’s November issue. These autumnal riches come in a stunning colour palette and encompass everything from the amethyst deceiver fungi (purple) to red sunsets at Martinsell Hill. Still on this theme, Stourhead is inspirational in the autumn, so head gardener Alan Power brings us a colour chart of the property’s plants so you can ‘paint your own garden’. Meanwhile, in a special feature, we look at the 70th wedding anniversary of HM the Queen and HRH Prince Philip and ask if Wiltshire helped Prince Philip pop the big question. With visits to Swindon, Marlborough and Bishop’s Cannings, a walk by Dave Hamilton, a chat with historical author Philippa Gregory and a focus on the AA’s Best Pub in England, this is an issue not to miss. We have all your favourites too, plus FREE with this issue is an excellent little pocket-sized pub guide, where you can find inspiration for a meal or drinks out, and ideas for pub walks.

From the editor

This issue beautifully represents the glory of autumn in Wiltshire. But, as we know, there are often tensions under the surface. This month we turn our attention to the badger culls that have been announced for the county. On a happier note, I was fascinated to read about Prince Philip’s time in Corsham; I hope you will be too. And, it is our pleasure to give you an extra little November firecracker: a useful pocket-sized pub guide. Sunday lunch, here we come…