Salisbury Race For Life entry opened
Registration is now open for the 2012 Race for Life which is on July 1st.
Audit of Wiltshire’s War Memorials
I heard an interesting radio programme a few months ago about auditing war memorials. The gist was that although the main civic war memorials are relatively ‘safe’, smaller war memorials such as those in workplaces are often in danger from re-development or neglect. The purpose of the audit is to give these some level of protection.
South Wilts Sports Ground project completed
The Wiltshire Council website says that:
“A £1.3 million project to transform sporting facilities in south Wiltshire has been completed in time for 2012 – the Olympic year of celebration.
The five year project to bring state of the art sporting facilities at the South Wilts sports ground at Skew Bridge, Salisbury has now been completed.”
I can confirm that the new Astroturf is very nice indeed, but it hasn’t actually improved the quality of my game at all.
Thieves take gas pipes from Salisbury homes
Salisbury Oxfam Gallery – Future: Unknown
Sad to see the Oxfam Gallery is shutting down. The last exhibition is called ‘Future Unknown’.
Bus from Amesbury to Stonehenge?
I’ not entirely sure about this, although I fully support the aim of getting more people to visit Amesbury. I wouldn’t have thought many people would arrive at Amesbury by public transport en route to Stonehenge.
Salisbury Playhouse ‘Design For Living’
I went to see Noel Coward’s ‘Design for Living’ at the Playhouse last week – it’s very good.
There’s a review in ‘The Stage:
Salisbury Museum Secures £100k Grant
The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum has got a £100,000 grant from the DCMS-Wolfson Fund – DCMS is Department of Media Culture and Sport. The money is to go towards a new ‘Archaeology of Wessex’ gallery.
Historic Salisbury photos
I love looking at old photos of Salisbury. I found some I hadn’t seen before on the BBC website:
Desert Island Salisbury
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of my favourite non-sport-related radio programme, this is a list of all the castaways I can think of who have some Salisbury connection.
The links take you to the Desert Island Discs page – which will either be a list of what’s been chosen, or the show itself.
- Michael Crawford – actor, born in Salisbury
- Sir Cecil Beaton – photographer, lived at Broadchalke
- David Mitchell – grew up in Salisbury
- Virginia Wade – went to school in Salisbury
- Leslie Thomas – lives in the Close, and wrote an interesting looking book about the Cathedral
- Terry Pratchett – lives near Salisbury and wrote the foreward to ‘Salisbury in Detail’
- Vikram Seth – lives near Salisbury
- Edward Heath – lived in the Close
- Ralph Fiennes – went to school in Salisbury
- James Lovelock – worked at the Common Cold Research Unit, lived for a time I think in Broadchalke or Bowerchalke
- Joan Baez – no Salisbury connection I know of other than that she’s playing at the City Hall fairly soon
Nobody, as far as I can see, chose Salisbury writer William Golding’s desert island novel ‘Lord of the Flies’ for their book.
Image from Amazon
- Salisbury News: Museum grant, Race for Life, Coward at the Playhouse and Desert Island Salisbury
- Salisbury News: Medieval tents, Magna Carta, Shine 4 Wiltshire and Songs of Praise
- Salisbury News: Switchover, Civic Awards, the Moon and ‘Spoons
- Salisbury news: big beasts, Blades, and the art of Cranborne Chase
- Sheffield United vs. Salisbury City
- Salisbury, Wiltshire News: Falcons, bustards, salmon, sewers and the Druids Lodge Confederacy
- Salisbury News: Insulation, TV, Art in Wiltshire and the Jubilee
- Salisbury, UK news: Giant-killing, Hardy’s Wessex, Dads Army
- Salisbury news: Civic Society, the Boy Bishop and more on Stonehenge
- Stonehenge news: cursus pits, floodlights, and the Solstice procession
- Salisbury News: parking, panto, Mayors Prize Draw