Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Beacon Lighting

Beacon Lighting On Thursday, 2nd June 2022, at 9.45pm, the Beacon at the White Horse will be lit in commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be a special bugle rendition of ‘Majesty’ played at the historic White Horse site. Dignitaries from across Wiltshire, Westbury Town Councillors and members of the public are invited to witness this iconic ceremony which will take place on the same day as the Jubilee tea party being held in the High Street, Westbury. More than 1,500 Beacons will be lit at the same time across the UK, Channel Islands and UK Overseas territories. All [...]

White Horse Military Show

The White Horse Military show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st August 2022. It will be on the same field where Bratton at war used to be. The show is run by all local people and for Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts. There will be some arena displays, local groups, 1940s dancing and a vintage fashion show. Entry Form - for anyone wishing to join the event Follow the event Facebook page for more information and regular updates £5 entry per adult / under 18 free

White Horse Military Show

The White Horse Military show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st August 2022. It will be on the same field where Bratton at war used to be. The show is run by all local people and for Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts. There will be some arena displays, local groups, 1940s dancing and a vintage fashion show. Entry Form - for anyone wishing to join the event Follow the event Facebook page for more information and regular updates £5 entry per adult / under 18 free

Westbury White Horse Soapbox Derby

The South West's Primary Engineering Event. A practical introduction to STEM for young people, plus 30 plus teams of 'brave' competitors. The Steepest and Most Challenging Course in the UK, winding (hurtling) down the picturesque chalk escarpment above Westbury, Wiltshire - SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2022, 10am - 7pm! Design, Build and Race your Soapbox with your mates and enjoy the live music and racing on Event Day. More information can be found on Westbury Town Council Website: https://www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk/dept/white-horse-soapbox-derby Soapbox Website: whitehorsesoapbox.co.uk Email: info@whitehorsesoapbox.co.uk Facebook: Westbury Whitehorse Soapbox Derby | Facebook Westbury Town Council Website: https://www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk/dept/white-horse-soapbox-derby Sponsored by: Westbury Town Council / [...]

Westbury Festival – History & Mystery

Tony Painter presents The History and Mystery of White Horses and Hill Figures. Tony is a geographer, former MoD Map Research Officer and a writer of local history notes for Alan Godfrey maps. His talk covers the range of hill figures – mainly cut in the chalk hills of England, including White Horses, Crosses, Giants, Military Badges and other oddities from home and abroad and their possible origins, construction, age and purpose. Relatively little is known or recorded about these figures and they have consequently attracted a wealth of legend and speculation. In his talk, Tony will attempt to summarise what is [...]

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