Have a butchers at this…

on Thursday, 22 November 2012. Posted in Conservation

As a conservator working on the collections of Wiltshire museums I have worked on a variety of objects dating from the bronze age onwards but it is not always the oldest items that are the most difficult to deal with. One of the more challenging objects I have had to deal with was a model of a pig from Warminster Museum. Dating from the middle of the 20th century it would once have stood in a butcher’s window.

Have a butchers at this…

Construction of the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre has begun

on Thursday, 22 November 2012. Posted in Archaeology

Having recently joined the Wiltshire Archaeology Service in September, I am endeavouring to get up to speed on Wiltshire’s heritage. One site, however, that I am familiar with is Stonehenge, having previously worked at English Heritage providing archaeological advice on the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. For those of you driving along the A344 on the western edge of the World Heritage Site, you will see a hive of activity where the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre is being built at Airman’s Corner.

 

Construction of the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre has begun

Wiltshire's Newest War Memorial

on Thursday, 22 November 2012. Posted in Wiltshire People

As the centenary of the start of the First World War approaches in 2014 many villages and small communities are considering ways to commemorate the occasion. What better way than to erect a War Memorial in a place where, to date, there has not been one in existence...

Wiltshire's Newest War Memorial

Cathedral's Chapter Acts and Choristers

on Thursday, 22 November 2012. Posted in Archives

Following the retirement of the librarian and a delay in appointing a successor, I have spent some time working in the archives of Salisbury Cathedral...

Cathedral's Chapter Acts and Choristers

How's the Weather with You?...

on Tuesday, 18 December 2012. Posted in Seasons

The traditional British fascination with the weather has always been a topic of conversation, especially considering the damp summer and wet and windy weather we are experiencing at the moment!

How's the Weather with You?...

Family entertainment enjoyed by all...

on Thursday, 04 March 2010. Posted in Traditions and Folklore

Victorian style!

Hundreds of visitors of all ages enjoyed a great day of family entertainment at our Victorian Day just over a week ago.

Dr Cuttlebung and his brother Decimus were on hand to deal with any medical emergencies – however as Victorian medicines contained cocaine, strychnine and lead its lucky no-one required first aid. The cure could well have killed them!

Family entertainment enjoyed by all...
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