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June 2018 - Summertime... and the living is easy

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Summertime and the living is easy… Wiltshire Life’s June issue kicks off with a look at the wonderfully diverse festivals the county has to offer this month, from vintage nostalgia to arts, culture, food, music and walking. Enjoy the best of summer in a shared celebration. It’s also time to grab the Yellow Book and visit open gardens, like the National Garden Scheme’s Old Mill at Ramsbury, home to Wiltshire’s county organiser. We meet Kier Pritchard our new Chief Constable, too, whose first day on the job was unusual to say the least. In contrast, My Wiltshire focuses on Dee Dee Wilde, former Pan’s People dancer who at 71 still dances and is as vibrant as ever. Down Your Way is in Tisbury, a large village with surprises around every corner, while Village Life explores the beautiful Wiltshire Cotswolds. We have a special bonus for you too: more than 40 pages on the winners of the Wiltshire Life Awards 2018. Until next time…

From the editor

Forces charity SSAFA is holding a special weekend at Salisbury Cathedral in June to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event. Read all about it here. We also meet a vet who not only heals animals but paints them, plus Wiltshire Wildlife Trust describes how it will rewild farmland at Coombe Bissett to become a beautiful chalk grassland nature reserve. Finally, we have a useful pubs and restaurants guide to help you find somewhere new to go. Enjoy!