‘Winnie’ Plaque Unveiling, 17th January 2019

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“Winnie” comes home to Tilshead! Well, in a manner of speaking: the “Winnie Group” are pleased to announce that the “Winnie plaque” will be unveiled this Thursday (17th) at 9.30 am at the Village Hall.

Everyone in the village are very welcome to join this happy occasion.

All the pupils at St. Thomas a Becket’s will be attending and refreshments – tea coffee and cake will be offered in the Hall after the unveiling.

Radio Wiltshire are sending a reporter to cover the morning so we will feature on their breakfast programme.

Please come along and enjoy a small piece of our Village History , when the Inspiration for one of the World’s favourite children’s story characters is commemorated as having been a former resident of Tilshead.

Frank Jones

Friends of Till Orchard Surgery Half-Yearly Meeting

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A life-sized inflatable version of Stonehenge will pop up this weekend

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This weekend marks 100 years since Stonehenge was gifted to the public, and Jeremy Deller is bringing the party with his bouncy castle version of the monument. The Turner Prize winning artist is bringing his 2012 work Sacrilege – which consists of an life-sized inflatable Stonehenge – to the World Heritage site for the first time.
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Remembrance Lecture, 18th November 2018

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Harvest Festival, 14th October 2018

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Local Leisure Centre Offers, October 2018

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2018-10 Leisure Centre Offers

2018-10 Leisure Centre Offers

Tilshead Knitting Group, 27th September 2018

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Hi All

Due to holidays we’ve brought the October meeting forward a week to the last week in September.  The intention is to continue with making the hats for Age UK’s Big Knit campaign 2018 (patterns here) or you can continue with your own craft project if you’d rather!

At last night’s meeting we got started on the hats and pom-poms and we’re rather pleased with the results!

hat and pom-poms

Louise’s hat and Sarah’s pom-poms!

Winnie Village Breakfast, 14th July 2018

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Coffee Morning, 30th June 2018

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Summer Solstice 2018

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Dear Local Parishes,

Please find attached and below important information regarding Summer Solstice 2018 at Stonehenge.

English Heritage is pleased to welcome people to Stonehenge to celebrate Summer Solstice once again. Over the years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of people and cars coming to the World Heritage Site at Summer Solstice, and last year we introduced two changes to protect Stonehenge, look after the people attending and keep Solstice special.

We are writing to you ahead of Summer Solstice this year to ask for your help in reminding the community of these changes, and to alert you to our updated security arrangements.

  1. The monument field is an alcohol-free zone.

  2. We are encouraging car sharing and the use of public transport. There is very limited parking and charges apply.

  3. As in previous years, heightened security measures will be in place at Summer Solstice. We are working closely with Wiltshire Police to ensure the safety of all visitors and, as a result, only small bags (30 x 25 x 15cm) will be allowed into the Monument Field and searches will be conducted.  We are strongly advising visitors to only bring essential items with them and leave valuables at home.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind people that under 16s are only allowed into the monument field during summer solstice if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Stonehenge is an ancient monument protected by law and also a World Heritage Site and as such drunken behaviour is not appropriate within or around the monument. We believe an alcohol-free Solstice makes it more enjoyable and peaceful for more people, including the increasing numbers of families and young people who attend. We received a lot of positive feedback last year about how peaceful, more family-oriented the occasion felt, and what a great atmosphere there was with no alcohol around. 

We would be grateful if you could remind any young people you feel this will impact upon. We are delighted that more young people want to come to experience the stone circle up close at Summer Solstice but we think that it is important that they understand the significance of the monument, are aware of the Conditions of Entry, and that their expectations are managed.

Thank you very much for your help in getting this message out. We believe the changes introduced in recent years make Solstice more enjoyable and peaceful for the majority of people attending, including the increasing numbers of families and young people.

For the Conditions of Entry and other useful information, please check the English Heritage website.

Kind regards,

Caroline Johnson | Solstice Coordinator | StonehengeEnglish Heritage, Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE




2018-06-12 EH Summer Solstice Letter