Ladders of hope light the cathedral

Ladders of hope light the cathedral

Katrina ffiske Salisbury Cathedral is bravely mixing politics, art and religion in Ladders of Light – a new constitution for the UK. The art installation responds to the strange times the country is going through at the moment with Brexit. When launching the...
Rod gave a real performance

Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  – The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully...
Playhouse presents David Tomlinson’s life

Playhouse presents David Tomlinson’s life

Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins, and Professor Brown in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gentleman. We discover in the play, The Life I Lead, by James Kettle, that the person behind...
Great story properly told

Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...
Elite Football programme to attract young players

Elite Football programme to attract young players

Milton Abbey School is working with the Champion Sports Group to offer an Elite Football Programme to talented young footballers from Dorset, the UK and throughout the world. The scheme is believed to be the first of its kind. Milton Abbey is an independent school in...
Hats off to open top motoring

Hats off to open top motoring

By Maurice Hardy It may be cold outside but that’s exactly the right reason to be thinking of buying a convertible car. After all, driving with the roof down is all about warm and balmy summer days, although you may have seen some barmy, hardy (not me!) types driving...
Wiltshire nostalgia festival returns

Wiltshire nostalgia festival returns

Thousands of vintage enthusiasts and classic car owners are expected to attend this year’s Vintage Nostalgia Festival at Stockton Park, May 31 to June 2. The festival is a weekend filled with live music, dance, vintage and antique shopping, classic cars, automobilia,...
Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

Gillingham’s Station Garage back in the family

After a nine-year absence, Station Road Garage, Gillingham is back in family hands, now trading as Station Road Garage 1912 Ltd under Nick and Valerie Baker. They bought back the Service Workshop and Tyre Bay and named it to link back to when Nick’s grandfather Percy...
Snowdrops show signs of Spring

Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...
New St. Michael’s ready for army rebasing challenges

New St. Michael’s ready for army rebasing challenges

The new St Michael’s CE Primary School has wrestled with adversities since it welcomed pupils to Larkhill in September, but it is now ready for new challenges. The move to the historic location proved to be well worth it as the new facilities are top-notch and allowed...
An absolute beauty

An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...
In history: fire at the Cattle Market

In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...

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