The Lydiards is a new on-line magazine, centred around the village of Lydiard Millicent in North Wiltshire.
It does not aim to replace the much-loved community magazine, which many of us subscribe to, and which keeps us up-to-date with many community events. Rather, it aims to supplement and complement.
However, there is, I believe, scope for a more colourful magazine format. Something that can focus not only on what is happening in and around Lydiard Millicent, but which will also be able to offer features about local groups, business and events. Some topics, I hope, it will be able to cover in more depth, unconstrained by finite pages and the long lead-in of print schedules.
We also hope that this on-line resource will be able to respond more quickly to events than print.
True to our local heritage, we also plan to feature some local and seasonal produce. When confronted with shelf after shelf of identikit exotic fruit and veg’ in the supermarket, it’s easy to overlook what we have on our doorstep. Using fresh local produce is more friendly to the environment, and supports local producers and suppliers. Better still, you’ll (re)discover some great traditional tastes.
There will also be a section “What’s on” that will incorporate a calendar of events in the village. If there’s any event you are organizing, or which you think should be included, please get in touch.
Equally, if you have any comments or suggestions about what we should include, or how we can improve, please get in touch. Feedback is always welcome!