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
BRINGING HOME THE BACON the story of the theft of Wiltshire’s Bronze Pigs by Dee La Vardera illustrated by Richard Cowdy Robbed, recovered, restored The much-loved bronze pigs taken from Calne in October 2017, found their way home, thanks to the power of social media. A story for all ages written by Dee La Vardera… Read More Coming soon
What I’ve learned about self-publishing this week: It’s hard work. Not hard physical labour like harvesting the wheat in this heatwave, more like soft brain work – exercising the little grey cells. You are responsible for every aspect of the publishing process unless you have loads of relatives or friends with skills you can call upon… Read More Cover story
Who put the sunglasses and red lips on The Calne Head? Whoever did, has put a smile on the faces of passersby. It’s a chilly, dark miserable start to November. Let’s have more things to cheer us up as winter draws in. How about a couple of sombreros on the pigs when the sculpture is… Read More Bring me sunshine
We are waiting for the re-installation of the Calne bronze pigs sculpture by Richard Cowdy which was stolen on Sunday evening, 10 October by a gang from Swindon; and through the power of social media was recovered and returned. After some repairs to the damaged base, the pigs will be welcomed home to Phelps Parade… Read More What are we waiting for?
New display boards have been intstalled in Calne Heritage Centre, replacing ones which were first put up when the Centre opened in 2001 in the former Carnegie Library. The subjects of the boards are: the Wilthire Cure, Harristroracy (the story of the Harris family) the Woollen Industry, Calne’s First Word War Auxiliary Hospitals, Caln Township… Read More C&T Harris Ltd and the Wiltshire Cure