Digital archives ‘R’us: Swindon Viewpoint and Swindon Local collection

I’m in danger of getting evangelical on this topic but hey, I think it’s worth the risk.  🙂 Here in Swindon we are fortunate to have two amazing digital archive collections:  the Swindon flckr collection and Swindon Viewpoint I first came across the Swindon flickr collection a couple of years ago

Postcards from the edge

Okay, I know the general ethos of this blog is to be positive about Swindon but here’s a teeny, tiny rant… Looking for postcards to use with my ESOL student I discovered how elusive they are. Why? They appear only to be available in W H Smith’s, and the library –

West Swindon sculpture walk – Part 4 – ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’

Below is a link a map and some descriptions of the sculptures: The Sculpture Tour West Swindon In part 3 of this series I wrote about ‘White Horse Pacified’ a 1987 sculpture by Julie Livesey and created during an international artists exchange between Swindon and Lisbon, Portugal, funded by the Calouste

10 things to celebrate about Swindon. No 5: Ken White – Swindon’s mural man

Sunday 1st March – update with link to blog post from Creative Wiltshire: A nice blog post about Ken from Creative Wiltshire that has a good picture, courtesy of Swindon Libraries, of one of Ken’s sadly now long-gone murals.  Ken, as they say, like Alfred Williams – the Hammerman poet, before