Snowdrop Walk at Heale House

The Snowdrop Walk at Heale House is looking great. Although the bulbs have flowered earlier than usual this year the drifts of snowdrops (in places interspersed with bright yellow aconites) still look a wonderful sight. Follow the duckboard walkway as it winds through the woodland next to the River Avon and admire the view as […]

Largest Meteorite to Fall in the UK was Used as Door Stop

A meteorite so heavy that it would have taken 4 people to move it was used as a door stop at a house in Wiltshire. Since the early 1900’s successive owners  at Lake House in Wilsford-cum-Lake (near Salisbury) had paid little attention to the  90kg meteorite but it is now believed to be the largest […]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 60 years on the throne in 2012. The actual anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne was on 6th February – the day that her father King George VI died. The coronation – a much happier event – took place on 6th June 1953. To celebrate her Diamond […]

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 […]


Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument built on Salisbury Plain. It is a World Heritage Site and is currently managed by English Heritage. November 2020 update – For tickets and more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting, please see The reasons for its creation are debatable – some believe it to […]

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 […]

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light Advent Procession

Salisbury Cathedral’s spectacular Advent Procession ‘From Darkness to Light’ starts off the Christmas season with an enchanting visual display.

2012 Olympics

Gold for Ed McKeever Ed McKeever from Bradford-on-Avon won gold in the 200m canoe sprint. Leading from the start, he put in a very strong second 50 metres and managed to cross the finish line with a time of 36.246 seconds. 30,000 people cheered him on to his victory. He said: “I was really just […]

Arundells to Remain Open

Good news for The Friends of Arundells – their fight to save the former home of Sir Edward Heath in Salisbury has been won. It will now be staying open to the public after the trustees were refused permission to sell it by the Charity  Commission. The house contains memorabilia from the former Prime Minister […]