Photos of Festival of Archaeology 2017 at Salisbury Museum

Photos of Old Sarum Landscapes Project

Old Sarum Landscapes Project

Old Sarum and the landscape around it, is the subject of a research project started in 2014 run by Kristian Strutt at the Archaeology Department at Southampton University and Dr Alex Langlands. University students returned to the site in July 2017 for geophysical surveying, field walking and excavation. Trenches investigating a possible prehistoric ditch and an […]

Steward for Oxfam at WOMAD Festival

Oxfam need more stewards for WOMAD Festival. Stewards need to be over 18 years of age and able to commit to working 3 x 8 hour shifts across the festival. Oxfam has been taking volunteers to festivals for over 20 years and it’s a fantastic way to give your time to a worthwhile cause and […]

Salisbury Taste Trail returns to the city

Back by popular demand, Salisbury Taste Trail is offering a unique tasting tour of the city directed entirely by you. Produced by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and sponsored by Salisbury BID, Salisbury Taste Trail gives you the chance to try some of the city’s delicious food and drink offerings. Whether you’re looking to try […]

‘Secret square’ discovered beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeologists from the universities of Leicester and Southampton have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world-famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, cared for by the National Trust, was built over several hundred years in the third millennium BC and contains three stone circles – including the […]

Photos of Chalke Valley History Festival 2017

Accreditation for Wiltshire and Swindon Archive service

Wiltshire and Swindon Archive service, based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status […]

Chalke Valley History Festival 2017

The 2017 Chalke Valley History Festival has moved to Church Bottom in Broad Chalke – a hidden gem lying amidst ancient chalk pasture and narrow coombes. The new site is now closer to the City of Salisbury than the previous location and it has better access routes. Festival Programme Director, James Holland, said: “We’re obviously […]

Salisbury peregrine is spotted in the Midlands

One of the two peregrine chicks that hatched on Salisbury Cathedral Tower last year has been spotted 81 miles (as the crow flies) away from home. The female peregrine, named Aveline by Cathedral staff, was caught on camera in Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, Old Wolverton near Milton Keynes, by wildlife photographer and blogger Ashley Beolens, […]