10 things to celebrate about Swindon. No 1. Lots of parks & green spaces. A: Lydiard Park and house

November 2014: Sadly the stormy weather of Christmas 2013 destroyed the ancient walnut tree pictured below.  Go here for more information about it. Below is a picture I took just the other day of how this once proud and ancient tree looks now. Such a shame but such is life.   Swindon is