Invitation to Circles Café pre-view, Thursday 21st November, 4-6pm

Invitation to Circles Café pre-view, Thursday 21st November, 4-6pm

You might have been wondering for months what magic is going on behind the heras fencing around the Circles Café in the farmyard. We are really excited to finally be able to lift the curtains and invite the local community together with our staff and volunteers to a sneak preview of the amazing transformation of the space. This will be a very informal drop-in event. Please be aware that some works will still be going on; but we wanted to give you all the opportunity to view our new café before it opens to the public the following weekend. Please pop in any time between 4-6pm.

I very much hope to see you there.

Very best wishes,


Eva Stuetzenberger

Operations Manager

National Trust Wiltshire Landscape

BBC Children in Need Ramble arrives in Avebury Sat 5 Oct 19

Ethan is 14 years old and has cerebral palsy, as a result he walks with a frame. On Saturday, he will walk from Barbury Castle to Avebury along the Ridgeway, a distance of some 5-6 miles. He’ll set off at 8:30 am and hopes to come along Green Street into the Henge at the Cove Stone at around 2 to 4 pm (best estimate).

He’s raising money for Children in Need and his walk is due to be screened on Countryfile in the next few weeks.

The BBC would love to see a crowd in the Stone Circle to welcome Ethan after his epic walk.

Wiltshire Bee & Honey Show 5 October – FREE ENTRY

Wiltshire Bee & Honey show unveils speaker line up for October event

The Wiltshire Bee and Honey show organisers have revealed their programme of speakers and exhibitors for this years’ day long festival of all things associated with bees in the region.  As well as learning how to start your own hive on a budget, visitors to the October 5th show in Devizes will learn all about how bees make their honey as well as communicate with each other. Entry is free for everyone.

Amongst those giving free lectures is local Bee Keeper, Richard Rickets,training officer for Melksham and District Beekeeper’s Association and Deputy Editor of one of the UK’s most popular Bee Magazines, Bee Craft. He will be explaining how to get into Bee Keeping, the trials, tribulations and excitement of harvesting your own honey and answering questions on everything from the cost of setting up your own hive to coping with bee stings.

He will be joined by Lynfa Davis, a Master Beekeeper who will explain how bees communicate with each other as well as the importance of comb production. Another of the keynote speakers is Norman Carreck a beekeeper for nearly 40 years, as well as being a bee research scientist at the University of Sussex’.  He will be talking about the future for local bees in Wiltshire and the whole UK.


Wessex Water headline supporters of the show will be explaining how visiting green spaces can help improve your health and wellbeing and the many ways to can take part and enjoy the beautiful sites across our region, together with goodies to bring wildlife to your garden.

There are a number of exhibitors including Walworth’s Brewers from Devizes, who have developed a special ale for the show and visitors can sample the new honey flavoured Beer. There will also be mead, for those that want a taste. They will be joined by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, CPRE Wiltshire, Woodland Trust and Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.

Visitors are promised hands-on experiences from Candle Rolling to exploring inside a virtual hive as well learning all about where and when they can find flora, fauna and open spaces in Wiltshire that are home to many varieties of insects.

Saturday, 5 October 2018 – Entry is free to all.
Corn Exchange, The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS

Contact the organiser:

Wiltshire At War: Community Stories

Wiltshire At War: Community Stories is a five-year project exploring how the First World War shaped lives and landscapes across Wiltshire’s towns and villages between 1914 and 1918.

To add your family story or explore those already shared with the project visit:

Five themed exhibitions are available free of charge to museums, heritage centres, community organisations and schools, with educational resources and handling boxes on request. To find out more or book an exhibition email: or Call: 01249 705500.