Discovering Wiltshire DVD, Part 1




An historical tour of South Wiltshire including Salisbury, Old Sarum, Warminster, Imber, Trowbridge, Stonehenge and many other towns, villages and places of interest.

Celebrate Wiltshire’s rich history by joining us on this first volume of a fascinating journey, in which we explore the spectacular south of the county with local historian and author Henry Buckton.

You will enjoy a diverse range of locations from the World Heritage site at Stonehenge to the sad remains of the lost country village of Imber in the middle of Salisbury Plain.

Discover the origins of the famous white horses that decorate the downs and the less well-known military emblems carved in the chalk by soldiers stationed in Wiltshire during the First World War, at places such as Fovant, Compton Chamberlayne and Lamb Down Hill.

We will also explore some of the unique customs and traditions of the area, such as the continued commemoration of Oak Apple Day in Great Wishford.

See how the largest flighted bird in the world, the Great Bustard, once a common sight in these parts, has been reintroduced into its natural habitat.

Our journey also takes in historic houses, medieval castles and museums such as those at Salisbury and Market Lavington, which provide an insight into the people of the area, the way they lived and their occupations.

Other highlights include visits to:

Warminster Maltings, Britain’s oldest working maltings.
Plus the aptly named Stonehenge Ales at Netheravon.

Our South Wiltshire odyssey also includes:

Downton, on the very edge of the New Forest
Old Sarum
Fonthill Bishop
East Knoyle
Market Lavington
Finishing at the majestic Stonehenge.

Complemented by stunning modern film, revealing interviews with an array of informed contributors and rare archive material, this historical tour of South Wiltshire will give you the desire to go out and see these places for yourself.

Approx. 106 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – 1st Take.