If you are a Twitter user you may well be familiar with the People of Swindon account. The account is administered by Mark Foyle and he has kindly written a few lines to explain all about it. I particularly enjoyed his speculations about what Brunel or Richard Jefferies would have
The beautiful game Of late I’ve started to feel that this blog can’t be complete – well not that a blog is ever complete but you know what I mean – without some mention of its sporting activities. I am aware that Swindon has a football team, an ice-hockey team and
My recent post about the Richard Jefferies museum at Coate, Swindon has prompted a reader of this blog to share with us his memories of his secondary school which was named after the eponymous writer. The school is no longer with us – it was demolished to make way for
16th February 2014 Since beginning this blog it/I/me/we have amassed a variety of compliments and comments. So, just so they are recorded somewhere as much as anything, I’ve collected them together here. They are in no particular order – just a random record. And, if nothing else it shows I
The Richard Jefferies museum at Coate is yet another one of those things/places I’ve always been meaning to do but have never got round to. I confess I knew little or nothing about him other than that he was, in his day, a well-known writer from Swindon. Which is a bit
17th September 2013 Well dear readers, here we are with the last in my series of 10 things I think are worth celebrating about Swindon. As I said in No 9 it’s not by any means a definitive list, just 10 things that have made an impression on me. Any one
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
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.
Sunday 11th August 2013 In the couple of months since I started this blog I’ve had an absolute blast writing about the things I know and love about Swindon and loving the things I didn’t know about, but do now. Swindon Viewpoint to name but one. I’ve lived here for