earliest use of fire found in Wiltshire
Archaeologists think they have discovered the earliest use of fire
in Europe following a major discovery on the route of a proposed
new road in Salisbury.
ways to navigate the canal
As part of an innovative project designed to place information concerning
Wiltshire's heritage on the world wide web, the Kennet and Avon
Canal Trust has completed the development of an exciting new history-based
man behind the Marcos legend
At 73-years-old, Jem Marsh should be happily retired. However, the
original founder of Westbury-based Marcos cars is busy working on
a new sports car, 50 years after the company began. BBC West's Inside
Out team went to meet him.
time in Swindon
Ask most people what they think about Swindon and you'll most likely
get a few derogatory remarks - but just for a moment ignore the
clichéd asides and look beyond the jokes - we think you'll be amazed
about what Swindon really has to offer...
been living in MY house?
Ever wondered just who used to sit in your front room or sleep in
your bedroom? If you're interested in the history of your house,
a new Wiltshire website can help point you in the right direction.
mosaic reveals itself on TV
BBC TV's Points West has been following the revealing of an incredible
Roman mosaic, which has been hidden for centuries under the playing
fields of St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon. Amanda Parr takes
up the story...
workshops pull the girls
residential science workshop being held in Swindon hopes to encourage
Wiltshire schoolgirls into a scientific career by demonstrating
that sciencedoesn't have to be a male preserve.
few of your favourite things...
North and south Wiltshire are going head to head in a poll to find
out people's favourite part of the county's heritage.
Festival: In Praise of Earth
a special partnership with Salisbury Festival's community arts project
'In Praise of Earth', BBC Wiltshire invites you to think about the
earth beneath your feet!
toymaker goes back to basics
What kind of toys do you remember playing with as a youngster? Probably
the best ones involved using your imagination, which is just the
philosophy adopted by toy designer and craftsman Dave James from
Wanborough near Swindon.
critics gather at Devizes brewery
The country's leading beer writers gathered at Wadworth brewery
in Devizes recently and BBC Wiltshire was invited along to meet
years of history in stitch
One thousand years of Bradford on Avon's history is being celebrated
in thread. The tapestry which has taken more than three years to
embroider is on show in the town.
for your favourite book in The Big Read
Saturday 5th April until Saturday 19th April you're invited to vote
for your best-loved book, whether it is Winnie the Pooh or War and
Fashion ::: Swindon
Have you ever wanted to grab someone on the street and ask them
where they got that fab bag or funky belt from? Well we did...
we used to live: now available online
more of us becoming interested in the history of where we live,
a new online history project hopes to eventually provide information
on every town and village in the county.
Cathedral: shiver those timbers!
of us take the timbers in our roof for granted but when your property
is 800 years old, the chances are your crowns and trusses hide a
Magazine Awards 2003
firm Parish Mag Printers is hosting an exciting competition open
to all parish magazine editors throughout the Diocese.
sound of samba comes to Wiltshire
video of the brand new Devizes Samba Band in rehearsal and listen
to members of the band talk about their involvment as Rio comes
underground in Nettleton
Why a Nettleton resident wants to follow the Teletubbies, Bilbo
Baggins, the Wombles and a good Bond Villain underground.
Getting stuffed in Salisbury
the belief that taxidermy is all about stuffing animals, the reality
is very different. BBC Wiltshire went along to meet a Salisbury
taxidermist to find out just what's involved.
a right royal occasion
enchanting exhibition chronicling three centuries of royal celebrations
and visits to Wiltshire is coming to Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon.
a complementary New Year
organisers of a complementary health fair in Devizes are encouraging
us to seek out alternative ways of getting fit and healthy in 2003.
railway archive is completed
aquisition of a historically important archive of records from the
world-famous Great Western Railway Company has been completed...
the original digital music
would think that digital technology had only just arrived. But digital
reproduction has been around for longer than you might think.
a virtual tour of Wadworths in Devizes
planning a day out that involves one of Wiltshire's pubs, chances
are you'll end up at one of Wadworth's 249 houses - we go behind
the scenes of the Devizes brewer.