20th August 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] David Bent Aviation Artist Among other things! Hello listeners! As you no doubt know, I never need much of an excuse to shout-out about anything and anyone in Swindon. Nor to give older posts a refresh. So here’s not one but several reasons to mention David Bent again.
July 2015 Squadron Leader Harold Starr – 253 Squadron This biography of Harold Star, and everything on this page, is reproduced with the kind permission of Swindon Heritage. Look out for the #swindonflypast on social media, and read more about Harold Starr in their Summer 2015 edition. Harold Starr is
10th July 2015 Squadron Leader Harold Starr – 253 Squadron Born: 8th September 1914. Died: 31st August 1940. Killed by enemy fire after bailing out of his stricken aircraft only a few days before his 26th birthday: one of The Few. From the press notes: Squadron Leader Harold Starr was born
July 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] Richard Jefferies Old Town Walk Part 2 Gosh. I can’t believe it’s been so long. But you all know how it is listeners. Life, business, etc – it all gets in the way sometimes. Gah! Anyway here we are the Richard Jefferies Old Town walk part 2.
23rd March 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] Richard Jefferies Old Town walk Part 1 Oh listeners, I do love a bit of urban discovery as evidenced with my travelogue on the West Swindon sculpture trail and the subject of this post turned out to offer some nuggets of urban discovery. When I say ‘discovery’
Long time and regular listeners will know that when I first began this blog I conceived my personal list of ‘Ten things to celebrate about Swindon’. I’m actually not at all sure I ever got that list finished – so much is there here in Swindon that is blog worthy. As 205
Ralph Bates – Swindon born writer From the website of the Ralph Bates project: ‘In the brilliant constellation of revolutionary novelists of the 1930’s—Dos Passos, Malraux, Silone—only Ralph Bates is today scarcely remembered. This is unjust. Bates, an English resident of Spain for many years, has been an American even
I was up at the Richard Jefferies museum again this morning. I’ve written about the place before here so this post is largely to share some snaps I took around the garden while I was up there and also to make a plea: Over the summer months the museum is putting
7th March 2014 [jetpack_subscription_form] The Seven Wonders of Swindon We are most of us familiar with the 7 wonders of the ancient world: The great pyramid of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the colossus
Sunday 16th February A cake, a tart and an XTC song. A diverse set of articles is it not? Yet surprisingly perhaps there is a thematic link between them. Well two really. In the first place all three have been inspired by Swindon’s iconic Magic Roundabout, of which Swindon is very