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.
Okay. So what sort of giant sized rock have I been hiding under that I’ve managed not to notice the Swindon Shuffle for the entire seven years of its existence? I only got to know about it this year because Cidalia at U Piri Piri on Havelock Street sent me
Prompted by a tweet – oh the joys of social media – I thought I’d do a quick post about Swindon’s Gilbert & Sullivan society. Now I know G&S isn’t to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love everything about and have done since being introduced to ‘The Mikado’ when at
At the end of part 5 of this series, Kim and I had reached Nexus at Freshbrook, at which point we called it a day as we were ready for dinner. We’d been out for hours and had a great time but had still only visited 5 out of the
Sunday 4th August Well okay, not exactly high jinks but there was a very tasty tapas lunch in the pleasant surroundings of the sunny courtyard of the Highworth Hotel (what used to be Jesmond House ) which is about as close to high jinks as it gets these days… On Friday
West Swindon sculpture walk – Part 1.
Here’s a link to a map of this sculpture trail. In part 4 of this series my companion and myself visited ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ which is in The Prinnels, West Swindon. I explained about spending the last twenty years seeing but not really ‘noticing’ that sculpture from the bus and
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
I recently posted about the wheel sculptures that can be seen on the Old Town railway path: ‘There are five wheels, from the Old Town direction towards the railway and Wootton Bassett Road they are Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Conceive. Each wheel has two parts, a small wheel showing
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