We are kicking off National Air Ambulance week with a look at “Deepest Wiltshire”. The people, the places, and the roots of a unique community that Wiltshire Air Ambulance covers on a daily basis.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance is one of the beneficiaries of Deepest Wiltshire, a portrait of the county in words and pictures by Somerset authors Gay Pirrie-Weir and Fanny Charles, who are coming to give a talk at the air ambulance HQ on Monday 4th September.
Deepest Wiltshire looks at life today and in the past, from Salisbury Cathedral Close to the tiny painted Inglesham Church in north Wiltshire, from the breadstones in Great Wishford to the colourful highwaymen who plied their trade on Salisbury Plain, from the scandalous Lady Meux of Dauntsey to Bradford-on-Avon's speed-mad Mrs Victor Bruce – a pioneer racing driver, pilot and water-speed competitor.
Not to mention the real Winnie the Pooh, the story of the GI brides, some of the many film and television locations around the county and a recipe for real Wiltshire Lardy Cake.
All proceeds of Deepest Wiltshire go to charities within the county – already more than £30,000 has been distributed to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, SSAFA Wiltshire, Wiltshire Community Foundation and the Salisbury Hospice.
All proceeds of sales on this day will come to our charity.
Join us at the base from 2pm for tea and biscuits, before the reading starts at 2:30pm. The talk will last approximately 45 minutes, with time for a Q&A afterwards.
Tickets are free and, should you wish, you can purchase a copy of the book after the reading for £25.