Update: 28th June 2016 From Domestic Cherry: http://domesticcherry.blogspot.co.uk/p/poetry-capital.html: SWINDON: POETRY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! Swindon is twinned with Ocotal but it is also tenuously half-rhymed with Chicago. Swindon is challenging global poetry inequality. Swindon Zoo contains the last known thesaurus in captivity. All our pavements rhyme. There is irony in
I just thought I’d share a few photos of Swindon from postcards bought in the tourist information centre in the central library at Regent’s Circus. For no other reason than they are nice photos that showcase some elements of the town and its environs. There are of course others available.
Yes! The Magic Roundabout. It’s a bit like Marmite. But whether you love it, hate it or are indifferent to it you certainly can’t ignore it. I’m not a driver myself so have no idea what sort of roundabout it is but according to ’roundabout.net’ it’s a counterflow roundabout: ‘There are
04/08/2013 As well as this site and the Facebook page for Born again Swindonian, I also have a blogspot on the local paper’s, the Swindon Advertiser, website. Over the summer they’ve kindly featured a couple of my things so just putting them here for the record. 🙂 A tourism website is
I moved to Swindon about 20 years ago with my then 12 year-old daughter. We left a small village in Derbyshire, a part of the country left ravaged and war-torn (and that’s not too strong a term) by the miners’ strike and the Tory government. Not only were there no jobs
Monday 2nd September 2013 Any readers out there who listen to R4 will be familiar with ‘Jeremy Hardy speaks to the nation’. Well here I’m delighted to present ‘Salvador speaks to Swindon’. It’s a view of Swindon and the museum and art gallery in Old Town from 8 year-old Salvador Scott.
30th August 2013 It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a busy university student needs guest bloggers to keep the blogging ball rolling. So I’m really delighted to introduce my second guest writer, Frances Bevan. Whilst my knowledge of Swindon, is at best, superficial – though my enthusiasm for the town
Thursday 19th August 2013 Swindon Museum of Computing Well, yet another ‘at last’ this week. In this instance I finally managed to get beyond the threshold of Swindon’s Museum of Computing in Theatre Square. I’ve only been meaning to go in for about 5 years. Oh well, better later than never
At last! I’ve managed to get my copy of The Swindon book from the tourist information desk at the central library. As the back cover says, the book is: ‘The story of Swindon, from the earliest times to the present day, is here encapsulated in an alphabetical compendium of people who
Wednesday 14th August 2013 As any regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve written a lot about the public art that we are so lucky to have here in Swindon – much of which I’m slowly discovering. I did know that the Swindon local collection had photos of some