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DELVING INTO DEEPEST WILTSHIRE
DO you have a Wiltshire story that deserves to be better known? Journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir, authors of Deepest Dorset, have now started work on a follow-up, Deepest Wiltshire, and are keen to hear from anyone in the Wiltshire part of the Cranborne Chase AONB with a tale to tell.
Like Deepest Dorset, the new book will be raising money for charity*, and will aim to describe the people and places that help to make Wiltshire special. With chapters on the landscape, history, food and farming, traditional and new industries, the arts, literature, leisure and the Army, the book will provide a portrait of Wiltshire in the 21st century, digging back into the deep past to discover the roots of the county we know and love.
Fanny and Gay would love to hear from anyone who has information or a story that might be included. It could be anything from traditional or new crafts or food, to little-known architectural or landscape features, ancient mysteries and/or ghosts.
If you have an item that might help them to dig deep into Wiltshire’s past and present, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Deepest Dorset has so far raised more than £35,000 for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Dorset Community Foundation and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Deepest Wiltshire will be raising funds for the Wiltshire Community Foundation, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and ABF The Soldiers Charity.
The cover illustration for Deepest Dorset is by the wood engraver Howard Phipps, who lives on Cranborne Chase.