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August 2017 - Captivating Lacock

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There’s a certain timeless magic about the August issue. Explore picture perfect Lacock and its abbey and let Dr Clive Brooks tell you why the Instagram craze started here; then say happy 70th birthday to resident Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. We talk to TV historian Alex Langlands (remember the BBC’s Victorian Farm?) about preserving traditional rural crafts. There’s something in it for all of us. We also meet the Blitz Buddies re-enactment group who delighted visitors to the Vintage Nostalgia Festival. Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times, remembers his Wimbledon roots, while Lady Weymouth launches Longleat’s new afternoon tea experience, a blast from the past. We look back at the restoration of Salisbury Cathedral spire too. PLUS: Lord Suffolk chats about hosting Womad on his estate; we visit Calne and the Chalke Valley; discover cricket tea in Trowbridge; celebrate 10 years of Help for Heroes; complete our literary tour; and preview courses to help us learn new skills. Last, but most definitely not least, we feature 10 inventions, from the weird to the wonderful. Wiltshire folk are an ingenious lot!