Patrons

In recent years, WS Patron Lord Bath has passed the management of Longleat to his son, Ceawlin, Viscount Weymouth, whose plans for the estate have since ruffled a few feathers.  The result has been a lot of misdirected criticism as …

All Greek to us

The Olympic Games are a Greek invention and an English re-invention.  Much Wenlock in Shropshire gets the credit for reviving the games in 1850, 46 years before Baron Pierre de Coubertin staged the international revival in Athens.

But Chipping Campden …

LOOKING FOR THE MOON?

Wiltshire Industrial History: Working class episodes, edited by Rosie MacGregor for White Horse (Wiltshire) Trades Council (WaterMarx on behalf of WHTC, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9570726-0-2): reviewed by Douglas Stuckey

This collection of essays concentrates heavily on the decades immediately following …

Build houses

So I think it’s important to continue to build houses.  What the local council is doing here is proposing to build a lot of houses in villages and I’ve been, frankly, quite surprised at the negative reaction from a lot …

Dragon Hill

Above:  Dragon Hill is the small hillock immediately below the ridge carrying the White Horse of Uffington.  Legend asserts it to be where St George slew the dragon and a patch of chalk on its summit, on which no grass …

Railway

DP:  On your blog you mention a campaign to re-instate the railway station at Grove.  How is that going?

EV:  What we’ve campaigned for is to re-open the old Grove station – Wantage Road station it was called – on

Wantage Road

DP:  On your blog you mention a campaign to re-instate the railway station at Grove.  How is that going?

EV:  What we’ve campaigned for is to re-open the old Grove station – Wantage Road station it was called – on

Wallingford

And then you carry on going east to Wallingford (above), which has one of the oldest royal charters, dating from 1155, and the site of a huge castle that was dismantled by Cromwell.  It’s an Alfredian burh and still has …

Interview with Ed Vaizey MP

Ed Vaizey has represented Wantage at Westminster since 2005 and in 2010 was appointed Minister for Culture, Communi-cations and Creative Industries.  His portfolio includes the arts, libraries, museums & galleries, the media, the digital economy and telecommunications.

Ed’s previous jobs