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Lacock through the lens

A series of then and now photographs of Lacock during the 1940s and today will be on display this bank holiday weekend as part of a lottery funded project. Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre digitised around 80 photographs depicting the Wiltshire village in the Second World War. The fascinating insight into Lacock will now be […]



5000 years of history unearthed at site for new Army homes

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has uncovered prehistoric monuments, Anglo-Saxon graves and military features from WW1 and WW2 during pre-development works on MOD land in Bulford, Wiltshire, which is earmarked for 227 new Army family homes. The archaeological features were first discovered during standard pre-planning application trenching, by a specialist team from Wessex Archaeology, working […]



Work starts on 322 new Army family homes at Tidworth

Construction has started on a around £70 million housing development for Army families at Tidworth in Wiltshire. Working on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), award-winning housebuilder Hill will construct 322 new three and four bedroom homes for Service personnel and their families based at barracks on and around Salisbury Plain. The homes have […]



Wilton Wake-Ups 2016

Introduced in 2013, the Wilton Wake-Ups give car and motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to display their own wheels, look at other interesting vehicles and talk to fellow like-minded petrol heads for free, all based within the picturesque grounds of Wilton House, Wiltshire. Following the success of these established events, the popular format remains for the […]



Changes to Summer Solstice Arrangements at Stonehenge

English Heritage is introducing the following two changes to the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge: To reduce the risk to those attending and to the monument itself, alcohol will not be allowed in the monument field. To encourage more people to use public transport or to car share and to make best use of the […]



New High Sheriff of Wiltshire – David Hempleman-Adams

Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams will be swapping his skis and the cold weather of Antarctica for silk stockings and a High Sheriff’s uniform. He will be sworn in at Swindon County Hall on 23 March 2016 at 2.30pm to become the High Sheriff of Wiltshire for one year. His theme for the year will be ‘youth’. […]



Corsham Railway Station feasibility study

There is a case for building a railway station in Corsham, according to a new report, but its viability would be reliant on securing a sustainable train service. Last year, Wiltshire Council commissioned Atkins to carry out initial feasibility work on a possible station in the town. The main findings include: There is an identified […]



Future Wiltshire waste collection contract agreed

A streamlined waste collection service which will see residents’ household and garden waste and all recyclables managed by one contractor has been agreed. The service, set to start on 1 August 2017, will mean black boxes will be used solely for glass collection and blue lidded bins will take all other recyclables including a wider […]



Wiltshire Wall of Remembrance

The Wiltshire Wall of Remembrance, featuring thousands of commemorative crosses, is available for display in community venues across the county as part of its First World War centenary tour. The Wall of Remembrance was created as part of a project for schools which took place across the county in 2014, with thousands of children making […]



Tim Peake on International Space Station

Major Tim Peake is the first British astronaut to leave Earth in more than two decades. After 186 days in space for his Principia mission on the International Space Station, he returned to Earth at 10:15 on 18 June 2016, landing in Kazakhstan with commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA’s Tim Kopra in the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. On landing, […]