Riding School’s Memorial Show

Riding School’s Memorial Show

Grovely Riding School’s Memorial Show on August 12 raised funds for Salisbury Hospice and Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. The annual show, staged in memory of Gemma’s horse Teddy, has taken on greater significance after the deaths of friends and horses...
Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

By Ali Theobald Cats Protection launched a major new campaign called Purrfect Landlords to help more people living in rented housing own a pet. The aim is to transform renting so that responsible cat ownership benefits landlords and tenants – therefore happy...
Panda is positive about meditation

Panda is positive about meditation

Teacher Shaula Maitland from Mere, inspires children to meditate with her new book, Positive Panda. Panda introduces children to meditation with a rhyming story, helping them to relax with breathing exercises and visualisations, before sharing 12 inspiring and...
Blackberries: foraging  for nutrition

Blackberries: foraging for nutrition

By Luzia Barclay “We were walking along the Avon and we noticed the abundance of blackberries ripening at the speed of light. As the days go by they become sweeter.” “Blackberries are high in vitamin C, which makes important proteins,...
Revealed, after centuries hidden away

Revealed, after centuries hidden away

By Katrina ffiske The Father Willis organ has been removed piece by piece by Harrison & Harrison for restoration. The removal has meant that Emily Naish, the Archivist at the Cathedral, and the organist John Challenger have been able to dig into corners of the...
Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Obituary: Lifetime achiever

Frank Coombes sadly passed away on Tuesday, August 13, with his loving family by his side – Liz, Matt and Ben – after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He lived in Barford St Martin, and from diagnosis, he managed an amazing 13 months. He saw his son Matthew...
Gunner Molly made her mark

Gunner Molly made her mark

By Viktor Berg “Well, I had to do something,” Molly Clarke said about why she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 to play her part in World War 2. At 98 years old, she is still full of energy, lives completely independently and only stopped driving (!)...
Ian saved a King

Ian saved a King

‘Work hard and play hard’ – an autobiography By Ian Harris ‘Work hard and Play Hard’ vividly describes the life and work of Ian Harris. Born in Aylesford in Kent, he moved to East Africa in the late 1950s to become a general commodity...
Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

A display of dressage to music by local rider Tom Dyer, 20, (pictured) is on Sunday, September 15 at Wilton branch of Riding for the Disabled, at 1pm. Tom, who was born and brought up in Bowerchalke, is currently training for the National Dressage Para Team. He has...
Fight the flea enemy

Fight the flea enemy

At this time of year, it is important to keep up with flea treatments for your cats. The ideal temperature for fleas is 70-85 F, 21-29 C, as they can breed faster in warm and humid weather. It is much harder to treat a flea infestation, which can take weeks or months...
Summer time – cats get itchy!

Summer time – cats get itchy!

By Peter Coleshaw It’s harvest mite time again. For those who have not come across these before they are salmon-pink beasties (pictured) that jump onto your cat en-mass, taking residence in very specific places such as ear folds, between toes and on the face....
Market makes it to 100

Market makes it to 100

A special market for loyal customers marked the 100th anniversary of Country Markets on July 19. In Wilton’s buzzing community centre, visitors were treated to free coffee, tea and cake, with the usual wide range of fresh produce and home baked goods, arts and crafts....

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