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November 2021

2222 Chippenham gallery Chippenham gallery

2626 Charlton Park Charlton Park

3030 Equine therapy Equine therapy

4444 GWR Hospital anniversary GWR Hospital anniversary

4848 Coleridge in Calne Coleridge in Calne 5252 Top 10 hoards Top 10 hoards

XXXX Cameron’s Cottage Cameron’s Cottage

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ISSN: 1358-0582 Printed by: Pensord Press Ltd, Blackwood, NP12 2YA

FEATURES Dinton Park

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An uncertain for a National Trust property My Wiltshire: Charlie Luxton

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The city boy shares his escape to the country In conversation with Carly Paoli

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The opera singer campaigning for the protection of the countryside Downland Man

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The art of Eric Ravilious comes to Devizes Museum Chippenham Art

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Discovering the town’s love for contemporary art Charlton Park

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The changing face of the country estate Issues that matter

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Harnessing the healing power of equine therapy Issues that matter

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The Doorway charity opens the doors to a new home Hindu temple

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Swindon’s Hindu community share their story History: Spinning a yarn

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Michael Marshman reveals the story behind our textile industry GWR Hospital

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150th anniversary of Swindon’s ground-breaking health service Coleridge in Calne

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Nick Fogg discovers how Samuel Taylor-Coleridge found solace in the town Hoards 52 Top 10 treasures unearthed in the county RSPB Cameron’s cottage 54 A peaceful haven in the heart of the forest Fabulous fungi 58 How to identify mystical autumnal fungi

November 2021

5858 Fabulous fungi Fabulous fungi

REGULARS Moonraker

Calendar

Wiltshire Scene

Around the County

Food and drink

The Allotment Year

Antiques

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Cover: Stourhead Image: Dale Hodgetts

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