And it’s the Year of the Pig- who’d have guessed? Thank you Wiltshire Museum for this tweet. Wiltshire Museum (@WiltshireMuseum) 05/02/2019, 15:47 Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 is year of the pig. Famous pigs in Wiltshire include a Calne bronze sculpture, which made 2017 national news after it was stolen and subsequently recovered. The pig… Read More Chinese New Year
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
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
I have just collected the copies of Bringing Home the Bacon from Devizes printers Springfords and Rose. They used a digital printer for my book but they still use an Original Heidelberg Press (aka The Prince of Presses) for other work. The video clip shows raffle tickets being numbered, printed and perforated. What a great… Read More Original Heidelberg Press in action
Not only is it Hertiage Open Doors Day on 15 September but Calne is also holding its Food Festival. What a good time to combine local history and eating – in this case, a bacon butty at The Farmhouse cafe while getting your book signed by Richard and me. The book is currently available at… Read More Book signing at Calne Food Festival