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This month we have a packed issue, best-selling author Jon Stock (J S Monroe) explains how his latest psychological thriller, The Man on Hackpen Hill was inspired by the county; We meet Clem Morfuni the man from down under who saved Swindon Town Football Club from going under; discover how a restoration project reveals the story behind Bishopstone’s abandoned vintage tractors; we share reports from our towns and villages as we celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; London Festival Opera artistic director Philip Blake-Jones, explains how the company’s Opera Magic performances are inspiring pupils in Wiltshire’s schools; Glynn Coy from the website Hidden Wiltshire shares the story of the county’s ‘blind houses’; Dorothy Treasure from Wiltshire Buildings Record explains how they help to uncover the history of our homes; we have details of glorious private gardens open to the public this month through the National Gardens Scheme; Grant Berry from Yapp Brothers in Mere heads to the hills of southern France and meets a banker investing in future vintages; in Gardening for Bees, Sophie Butcher says it is time to harvest the honey and looks at jobs to do in the garden this month and Clarissa Reilly explains how a royal chair may prove to be a sound investment for the future.

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