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Hawks on horseback at Longleat’s ‘Jubilee Jestival’ celebrations

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with its very own royal pageant featuring falconry on horseback, strolling minstrels, jesters and historical royal visitors. The ‘Jubilee Jestival’, which runs from June 2nd-10th, will see the launch of a spectacular new birds of prey show with falconers on horseback. The new display, […]



Salisbury Festival celebrates launching a new trail at Old Sarum

This June the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is coming to Old Sarum, thanks to a project funded by Natural England and the BIG Lottery – Nature Of Art In Wessex. As always the Festival brings a great range of free outdoor events for everyone to be able to enjoy, including a Meadows and Down […]



Downton Cuckoo Fair 2012

The annual Downton Cuckoo Fair was held on 5th May 2012. Starting with the crowning of the Princess, Rebekah Gaham at The white Horse Pub, she and her attendants Hatty and Livvy Knight travelled by horse and carriage to The Bull where the procession was amassing. Led by the The Downton Brass Band and The […]



May Day celebrated with time honoured tradition in Ansty

May Day was celebrated with time honoured tradition in Ansty with a procession, Maypole dancing, Morris dancing and the crowning of the new May Queen. This year’s May Queen was nine-year-old Lydia Paines, from Semley Primary School. Her attendant was Gabriel Spencer-Smith from Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Primary School. Master of Ceremonies Robert Baker led […]



46th season of exciting speed hillclimbing at Gurston Down

The 46th season of hillclimbing at Gurston Down near Salisbury starts this weekend, providing motorsports enthusiasts and new visitors alike with unrivalled access to the cars, the drivers and the action. With 11 days of track action making up eight events on six weekends from April to September at the South’s fastest speed event venue, […]



Olympic Torchbearers in Wiltshire

Today the Olympic torchbearers were announced and many inspirational people in Wiltshire will get to carry the flame through the county. The Wiltshire torchbearers (and their home towns) are: Trowbridge 22nd May James Threlfall, 18 (Melksham) Jack Howard, 12 (Weston Super Mare) Jason Daniels, 40 (Swindon) Marcia Vowles, 48 (Bristol) Philip Elkington, 39 (Radstock) Richard […]



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.



Classic Rendezvous and Supercars Day 2011

More than 10,000 car enthusiasts turned out in glorious sunshine for the third Wilton House Classic Rendezvous and Supercars day. The supercars roared in at midday revving their engines and cruising into the beautiful grounds of the Wilton estate. The assortment of hypercars was pretty impressive – from a Bugatti Type 35B to a Ferrari […]