TWO brothers who don’t see each other very often have maintained a 30-year tradition by meeting up in Trowbridge.

Will and Thomas Stallard met up on Saturday (November 4) to enjoy each other’s company and share memories.

Nothing unusual in that, you might say – except that Thomas has visited Will every year without fail for the past 30 years.

Thomas, 57, who lives in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, says he always enjoys coming down to Wiltshire

He and his wife Jean will stay at Will’s home in West Street, Trowbridge, until Tuesday.

Will, 61, who comes from Airdrie and works at Wiltshire College in Trowbridge, added: “Thomas first travelled down when my son Andrew was just one year old and he is now 31.

“Thomas loves visiting Wiltshire, and we have travelled far and wide, from the Devizes locks, to the Avebury stones, Salisbury and Stourhead, all of the wonderful places we like to take our visitors to throughout Wiltshire, as well as Bath, Dyrham Park and the Isle of Wight.

“For the last 12 years he has been accompanied by his wife Jean and my wife Jan and I are always so happy to see them.”

Thomas said: “I like coming to visit Will, Jan and family in Wiltshire, 30 years in total now.

"It’s a great county to visit and, due to their hospitality, both my wife Jean and I have been able to see most of the Wiltshire countryside.

“We love Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, and Salisbury. Jean, who has been coming for the past 12 years, loves to visit historic villages such as Lacock, Avebury and Stourhead.”

This year, they visited Stourhead House and park on Sunday and Dyrham Park on Monday. On Tuesday, they will visit Bath before they fly home to Scotland on Wednesday.

Will flies up to Scotland about twice a year to visit Thomas and Jean and other members of the Stallard family.

He and his wife have a daughter Heather, who lives in Cambridge.