10 things to celebrate about Swindon

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2 August 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] 10 things to celebrate about Swindon   Back in 2013, when I conceived this blog, my starting point was 10 things to celebrate about Swindon.    This was a non-definitive list, in no particular order, of things that I felt worth shouting about. The list encompassed parks, public

Coate Water Miniature Railway

August 2015 Hurrah!! After twenty-two years in Swindon I made it to the miniature railway at Coate Water. It was great. And when the extension is finished and it runs all the way to the Richard Jefferies museum it will be even more wicked! As the nearly-two-year-old I was with

Lawns Park

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[jetpack_subscription_form]  Lawns Park: one time Goddard family stomping ground 25th November: A small amendment/correction from a regular listener: St Mark’s was consecrated in 1845 ( I’m not sure how long that was after services began) so to say that Holy Rood was the only church in Swindon until 1851, when Christ Church

10 things to celebrate about Swindon. No 1: parks & green spaces. B: Faringdon Road Park

Monday 23rd March 2015 – Update I’m always happy to concede that there are others out there whose knowledge of Swindon is far deeper and greater than mine – ‘proper’ historians with in-depth knowledge where mine has hidden shallows. So it’s been pointed out to me today by one such