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
Well, you learn something new every day don’t you? And it’s amazing what you can discover in the Twittersphere. Until some interactions on Twitter yesterday I had no idea of the existence of Swindon Travel Choices. Well, actually that’s not strictly true – I had seen persons on the bus
Tuesday 13th August: Right then, here we are with Born again Swindonian’s first guest blog: a delightful write-up of an afternoon at Swindon and Cricklade railway. Friends of mine were visiting it on Sunday and, as I was unable to go, I saw a great opportunity for a guest blog.
You know, Swindon is not a bad place to be if you want to get yourself off the sofa and get into the great outdoors. I’ve written at length here about the West Swindon sculpture walk and the walk along the old town railway path where the wheel sculptures are.