Wiltshire

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Wiltshire

(ˈwɪltʃə; -ˌʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a county of S England, consisting mainly of chalk uplands, with Salisbury Plain in the south and the Marlborough Downs in the north; prehistoric remains (at Stonehenge and Avebury); became a unitary authority in 2009: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Swindon unitary authority (established in 1997). Administrative centre: Trowbridge. Pop (excluding Swindon): 440 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Swindon): 3481 sq km (1344 sq miles)

Wilt•shire

(ˈwɪlt ʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
1. Also called Wilts (wɪlts) a county in S England. 575,100; 1345 sq. mi. (3485 sq. km).
2. one of an English breed of white sheep having long, spiral horns.
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Derek's career off the fairway includes spells as general manager of Thailand's Santiburi Samui Country Club, Chippenham Golf Club in the English county of Wiltshire and closer to home at Scotscraig Golf Club, the historic private members club founded in 1817.
Jack's brother Edward, who played for Oundle, Jesus College Cambridge and the county of Wiltshire, was killed aged 22 in 1916.
The county of Wiltshire and its cathedral city, Salisbury, remain Constable's: it is almost as if one sees the artist's work in the landscape and the sky, not the other way around.
Nicklinson, a businessman from Melksham, in the south-western county of Wiltshire, was left paralysed by a massive stroke during a trip to Athens in 2005.