Five Rivers – Fool’s Gold

11 May 2017 // Five Rivers

Words and pictures: Malcolm Anderson April the first has been celebrated as a day of pranks and tricks for centuries. It appears in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 1392, and some claim it goes back much, much further than that. On the rivers around Salisbury that are managed by the Salisbury & District Angling Club however, […]

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Five Rivers – Revolution

3 April 2017 // Five Rivers

Words and pictures: Malcolm Anderson Monday morning sees me having to work from Avebury for the day. Not a bad office as places go, and it gives me an opportunity for an early morning walk up on the chalk ridge above Pewsey Vale. I leave the house in the dark, listening for a short while […]

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Five Rivers – Pewsey

19 November 2016 // Five Rivers

Words and pictures: Malcolm Anderson It’s Sunday morning as I arrive in the village of Pewsey, or Pevisigge to give it its Saxon name (simply translated as ‘Pev’s Island’). A series of shiny four-wheel drives pull up outside the Spar and floppy haired men in their gangland colours of checked shirts and red cords dash […]

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Five Rivers – The Source

1 September 2016 // Five Rivers

Words and pictures: Malcolm Anderson I suppose the truth is, there is no spoon. Here in the valley, sandwiched as I am between the walls of chalk to the north and south, I have had to face up to facts. Facts that I knew from my research, although I had always held a naïve romantic […]

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Five Rivers – Across the top

30 July 2016 // Five Rivers

Words and pictures: Malcolm Anderson I leave Knapp Hill and head off along the abrupt edged chalk ridge past Golden Ball Hill. The expanse of the Pewsey Vale spreads out beneath me, vacillating, now-green now-gold, as the morning light shifts on the breeze. Walking up here along the ridge, surrounded by the grass-covered remnants of […]

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