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
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