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Civitella book gets nominated

Dorchester Literary Festival facebook We are thrilled to announce our long list for the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writing Prize. This year we received 70 entries (up from last year’s 53), representing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction including short stories, travel, fantasy, history and crime. Many thanks to our second round judges… Read More Civitella book gets nominated


Chinese New Year

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

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Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

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.


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

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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 place himself in the… Read More Antiques Roadshow specialist in Calne