Four new Canons to be installed in Salisbury Cathedral

Four new Canons will be installed in Salisbury Cathedral by the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, during Evensong at 5.30pm on Thursday 12 January 2012. Mrs Marcia Headon and Mr Gil Williams have accepted the Bishop of Salisbury’s invitation to be installed as Lay Canons of the Cathedral, and the Revd Andrew […]

New Year’s Honours

Amazing people connected to Wiltshire have received New Year’s honours. Amongst them is PC Laurence Brown, a police officer who was instrumental in organising repatriations through Royal Wootton Bassett.  He has been awarded the MBE. Wendy Hall of Wanborough was also made an MBE for her services to the voluntary sector in Wiltshire as former […]

Solstice Signifies That 2012 Will Be a Good Year

Druids and pagans were among those gathered at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. The weather was unseasonably mild which brought out record numbers of people who were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the ancient stones. Arch druid of the standing stones in Wiltshire, Rollo […]

Winter Solstice 2011 at Stonehenge

The winter solstice will be celebrated on 22nd December. English Heritage will be allowing managed open access from 7.30am until 9am. Sunrise will be at 8.09 am. Winter solstice is a celebration of the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The days will then get longer as summer approaches. The actual date […]

Sarum Voices bring Christmas by Candlelight

Sarum Voices’ perennial winter concert Christmas by Candlelight, with its entertaining mix of carols and festive readings, takes place in the beautiful candlelit surroundings of St Martin’s Church, Salisbury, on Saturday 17 December at 7.00pm. Ben Lamb, Director of the choir, says “With music to transport you from the stresses and strains of Christmas in […]

Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Thousands turned out to watch the event, both young and old. Music was provided by Salisbury Rock Choir, Jamie Eldridge, Steph Murray and The Deloreans and a spectacular firework display lit up the Market Square, starting the festive season off with a bang. Keith Chegwin had the honour of turning on the Christmas lights in […]


  The county of Wiltshire stopped to remember the war dead today – 11/11/11. For two minutes, office workers, shoppers, schoolchildren and more stopped what they were doing and reflected on the great sacrifices made by our military over the years. On Saturday 12th November, Imber church will be open for a special service starting […]

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Second illuminated Salisbury Carnival

  Salisbury saw its second illuminated carnival. Thousands turned out to watch colourful floats parade through the city centre. Themes includes Boadicea Warrior Queen, The Funky Tut, Hillbillies and Worzel Gummidge & his Scarecrows.

Royal Wootton Bassett

  HRH Princess Anne was at Wootton Bassett on Sunday to mark the town being honoured by the Queen and becoming Royal Wootton Bassett. Read about what happened on the day.