Swine fever

Pigs are big in Calne this week – what with Pig Gin and Calne Pig Beers coming out – thanks to David Hitchens at The New Wine Shop. The beers are brewed at Rowde Brewery Devitera. I’m very pleased that David is promoting my book alongside his beers. I see that the Lansdowne Strand has… Read More Swine fever

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Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon is currently available at Calne Heritage Centre, Calne Town Council, Bank House, Quemerford PO, Devizes Museum, Devizes Books and Chippenham Museum. You can also order signed copies through my contact page.


Little Lance Trophy

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 sound of drums

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

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Antiques Roadshow specialist in Calne

Calne Heritage Centre was pleased to welcome BBC Antiques Roadshow miscellaneous specialist, Marc Allum, on Friday 14 September, to talk abut ‘The Anatomy of Antiques’ and the stories of some famous collectors and the myths behind some everyday objects. Marc describes himself as a self-confessed ‘collectaholic.’  While I’m sure he doesn’t he put himself in… Read More Antiques Roadshow specialist in Calne