Spielberg gets go ahead to build movie set on Salisbury Plain

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Production will see WW1 trenches and a French farm built near Tilshead.
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Plans to build blockbuster movie set on Salisbury Plain could be delayed

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Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes want to build a temporary film set near Shrewton but more investigations are needed into the plans.
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New Hollywood movie set to be filmed on Salisbury Plain – and you could be in it

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ASPIRING actors in Salisbury could have the chance to star in one of Hollywood’s next feature films, with an Oscar-winning director known for his…
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Shrewton Dog Club

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Since it appears that it is not widely known that Shrewton has a thriving Dog Club, the Members thought that this introductory article would confirm that the Club is, indeed, alive and well!

By way of background, Stan Browning founded the Shrewton Dog Club about 18 years ago. From that early time, Kerry Eggleton, who also lives in Shrewton, was training to be an Instructor and became his Assistant for the lower classes.

The Club thrived for several years, successfully holding a range of events including: Dog Shows, Kennel Club Good Citizen Tests, Displays, a sponsored dog walk and even a dog themed panto.  Sadly Stan passed away. unexpectedly in 2011, and the club closed down. In 2012, it was reopened by the then Secretary, Lynn Denniston who reopened it with Kerry Eggleton as the Trainer.  Since then, the Club has held annual Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Tests, with several dogs achieving the sought after Gold Award.  It has also put on Displays at the Riding for the Handicapped Centre in Wilton, organised Agility days and Dog Walks. The Dogs have also had their own Christmas Party and the Owners enjoy an annual Trophy Evening in a local Pub.

The Club meets monday evenings at shrewton village hall new dogs must be assessed suitable for class training but all breeds and sizes are welcome so far the membership has included a tiny yorkshire terrier “Barney” and the giant Leonberger “Shiloh”. Some of the dogs have also had other roles, as therapy dogs, gun dogs and even a sheep dog.  

The Dogs are presently busy preparing for this Year’s Annual Kennel Club “Good Citizen” Tests and, in September, held a Fun Event Day that allowed the dogs to “Have a go” at the obstacles!

Photograph of Some of the Owners and their Dogs at the recent Event Day

Some of the Owners and their Dogs at the recent Event Day

Next year, the club is hoping to expand its number of activities and maybe introduce a permanent puppy class.




Richard Elliot

Knife amnesty launched in Wiltshire

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People who carry knives in the county are being urged to hand them in to police this month… no questions asked.

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DIO to crack down on illegal activity on Salisbury Plain

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DIO staff on Salisbury Plain have been issued with newly branded vehicles in a bid to crackdown on the number of illegal incursions taking place.
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Village secondary to get sixth form

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TWO secondary schools have reached a historic agreement that will see sixth form education come to Lavington School, near Devizes, for the first…
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Fire on Salisbury Plain to be left to burn out

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Blaze which began on Monday (2nd July) still burning but the MOD say it is being monitored.
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Glider Pilot Regiment Service – Tilshead – The Parachute Regimental Association

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On Saturday 24th February a Service took place at 11.30am in Tilshead, to commemorate the founding of an elite Regiment that fought in some of the most daring campaigns in World War II. Formed in February 1942, the Glider Pilot Regiment was made up of volunteers from other parts of the Army. These men were put through some of the …
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Tilshead War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

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The War Memorial - St. Thomas à Becket Church Yard - Photograph: Rosemary Meeke

The War Memorial – St. Thomas à Becket Church Yard – Photograph: Rosemary Meeke

Tilshead War Memorial, The churchyard, Church of St Thomas a Becket, High Street, Tilshead, Wiltshire – Awarded Listed Building Status

List Entry Number: 1452036

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has added Tilshead War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.  The memorial is listed at Grade II.

Please follow the link below to download a copy of the advice report, which gives the principal reasons for this decision.  The List entry for this building, together with a map, has now been published on the National Heritage List for England.  This List can be accessed through the Historic England website.

Click here to view the List entry.