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Festival of British Archaeology at Old Sarum

Old Sarum was home to a special Archaeology Weekend – part of the 22nd Festival of British Archaeology. It was the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with artefacts, see some of Old Sarum’s treasures and even get your own artefacts examined. For children there was also the chance to excavate a skeleton buried in a sandpit. […]



Stonehenge to be transformed in a once-in-a-lifetime fiery spectacular

From 10th – 12th July Fire Garden, created by French outdoor fire alchemists Compagnie Carabosse, will transform Stonehenge into a glowing fairy-tale environment where fire sculptures dance in the landscape, flaming fire pots animate the stones and cascades of candles line the pathways. Responding to the purpose, perception and heritage of the site, visitors will […]



Olympic Torch Relay starts day 55 at Salisbury Cathedral

LOCOG has chosen Salisbury Cathedral as the iconic location for the official start of Day 55 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Thursday 12 July. David Coulthard, Director of Marketing and Communications, said “We hope to welcome many hundreds of people here in the Cathedral Close between 7.00am – 8.00am to see the Olympic […]



Oak Apple Day 2012 in Great Wishford

It’s very early in the morning and much clattering and banging is going on in the village of Great Wishford. But it’s nothing unexpected – it’s the traditional start to Oak Apple Day. The 29th May is a special day for the villagers because it is the day that they re-assert their rights to collect […]



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 […]