Bringing Home the Bacon is currently available at Devizes Books, Calne Heritage Centre, Calne Town Council, Bank House, Quemerford PO, The New Wine Shop, Calne, Devizes Museum, and Chippenham Museum. You can also order signed copies through my contact page.
The winners of this year’s Calne Heritage Centre Quiz Night were team ‘Quiz on my Face’: left to right: Odette Carter, Steve Drage, Paul Johnson and Joan Whale. They were presented with the Little Lance the Pig trophy which is retained for the year. Odette, who is director of Odette Funeral Services in Calne, said… Read More Little Lance Trophy
The Purple Poppy is in remembrance of animals who died in human wars. For example, eight million horses and countless mules and donkeys died in WW1. Animals in War Memorial Fund More than 100,000 pigeons served in WW1 and 200,000 in WW2. Dogs helped in the front line to send messages, lay wires, identify mines,… Read More Remembering animals lost in war
It was a real treat to hear something totally out of the ordinary at Calne Music and Arts Festival when Yatesbury Taiko Drummers performed at Marden House on 13 September, as a coda to the main evening concert. Taiko drumming is an ancient Japanese form of percussion, using large drums. It is loud, hard and… Read More The sound of drums