14th November 2017 Over the last few weeks and months I’ve shared on here experiences of, and reflections about, Swindon from friends and clients. They’re all under the Switch on to Swindon category on this blog: http://swindonian.me/category/switch-on-to-swindon/ This one comes from Catherine Attewell who wears another hat as Catherine Jay jewellery.
12th November 2017 The Thistle Express Swindon About a month ago I posted this blog about the launch of the Thistle Express on Fleming Way in Swindon: http://swindonian.me/2017/10/04/thistle-express-swindon-launches/ But I’ve now had a chance to spend a night there so can share my impressions of the Thistle Express Swindon with you.
11th November 2017 The Choc Shop Right listeners. I’ve lost count now of the times I’ve heard (on social media of course) cries of ‘What do want? Independent shops. When do we want them? Now!’ Or words to that effect. For some time now we’ve had my much-loved and much
4th November 2017 A poppy cloak for Brunel Swindon Stitch and Bitch – a Swindon based knitting group, have been busy knitting and crocheting poppies to raise funds and awareness for The Royal British Legion. Last year they made a six-foot poppy man to sit on a bench in Royal
31st October 2017 Swindon Symphony Orchestra Yes listeners. We DO have our very own symphony orchestra! Who knew?! Not me until relatively recently. Yet it’s been here for twenty-eight years! We also have people performing chamber music recitals in Swindon too. Who knew that? I’ve said it before and I’ll
27th October 2017 Three fab Swindon places to visit Not that this is a huge surprise to those of us that know – but it’s super nice to see the validation! The Three Best Rated website has rated three places to visit in Swindon: https://threebestrated.co.uk/places-to-visit-in-swindon They are: STEAM: the museum of
26th October 2017 New images unveiled of proposed new museum and art gallery https://www.facebook.com/backthebidswindon/: Hello listeners I daresay you’ve seen this on social media already – that said it always happens that someone says, about whatever it might be, ‘I didn’t know that was happening’. I’m often astonished because
26th October 2017 Lord Joel Joffe Last night I had the privilege of attending a memorial event for Lord Joffe – or Joel as everyone knew him. I knew of Joel and his connections with many Swindon organisations of course way before I met him. His patronship of Swindon 105.5,
21st October 2017 The Health Hydro in Pictures Hello listeners. I’ve been a bit quiet on here of late – I’ve been rather poorly. Slowly feeling less like one of the living dead. Anyway – what we have here is a link to the website of Swindon photographer Elmar Rubio
14th October 2017 Hello listeners This post is by way of a share of a post on the Swindon Civic Voice website. It’s a guest post by Swindon Civic Voice member and friend, Martin Newman about Swindon’s list of listed buildings. There’s an astonishing amount of them! Swindon contains 659 Listed