The July issue of The BV is here! :)


In this issue:

Nick Heyward chooses his Dorset Island Discs, and looks back on rough school days, dreaming of stardom, David Bowie living round the corner, naming Haircut 100 … and the joy of reading in the bath | Page 20

Kate Fry, a local amateur wildlife photographer, receives a letter of praise from Sir David Attenborough after a thrilling chance snake-frog encounter on a school trip to Stour Valley Nature Reserve | Page 4

From mocking the game to becoming world champion: Alex Kley’s record-breaking achievements| Page 16

The forgotten art of hedgerow lifecycles – ‘the single most important ecological building blocks we have in the farmed landscape’ | Page 6

Kingston Maurward shines at its eventing debut, which saw almost 300 competitors, and praise for its beautiful setting, challenging courses, and exceptional organisation | Page 64

It’s 30 years since the Church of England allowed women priests, Tracie Beardsley meets the Rev Jane Williams, ‘The Red Post Vicar’ of six Dorset parishes | Page 27


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