Wiltshire Life July 2023

In this special commemorative issue, we celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla - through the words of friends, family and people here in the county. We share personal accounts from the Marchioness of Lansdowne, who reveals what it was like to support her friend Queen Camilla at this historic event; the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton gives an insight into her busy schedule from Westminster Abbey to a street party in Swindon with HRH Princess Anne; Salisbury artist Alastair Barford talks about the pressure of painting the first official portrait of The King; we hear from people across the community who through their service and dedication to others received invites to the Coronation or the spectacular concert at Windsor Castle; we share your spectacular images of Big Lunches, bunting, knitted royalty, cakes and quiches, capturing a moment in time to remember.  Elsewhere we discover how business blossomed for Pauline Church when she swapped finance for floristry; We look at future plans for Bradford on Avon’s Great Hall the former home of Alex Moulton designer of the iconic Moulton bicycle; we find out about Butterfly Summer a new spotter’s guide for children; Salisbury charity Horatio’s Garden is the ‘Best’ at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show- details of their open day; in our regular features garden designer and beekeeper Sophie Butcher reveals how poor soil may deliver extraordinary results and Grant Berry from Yapp Brothers wine merchants looks into the furore over the name of the grape Vermentino, and we have a selection of books to read recommended by Devizes Books. 

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