11th April 2017


Wake up and smell the heritage

Swindon Heritage 

brass plaque in Outlet centre - swindon heritage

What follows is a link to an article in the Swindon Advertiser. Not written by me – it’s the work of Graham Carter of Swindon Heritage magazine. 

Read also about Swindon Heritage magazine here.

It’s hard to argue with much of what he says in this impassioned article.

Anyway – in case you’ve missed it listeners here is:

Wake up and smell the heritage

‘To mark Local and Community History Month in May, Swindon Heritage editor Graham Carter explains why he believes the town is the heritage capital of Britain and calls for action to capitalise on its potential.

Happy Local and Community History Month from Swindon, the Heritage Capital of Britain.

What’s that? Nobody told you? Well I am telling you now, in capitals.

SWINDON IS THE HERITAGE CAPITAL OF BRITAIN, and it doesn’t matter that the accolade is unofficial.

Our football team has sunk to the bottom rung of the League, but when it comes to heritage, it would be an injustice to say Swindon is Premier League …. 

… This town is truly and uniquely blessed with heritage, in its many forms, and if any town or city, outside London, has a greater claim, I would love to see the evidence.

So isn’t it about time all of us worked together and cured ourselves of this crippling compulsion we have for looking our greatest gift horse in the mouth? … ‘

Read the full article here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15274114.Wake_up_and_smell_the_history_/?ref=fbshr

Well yes Graham it IS time to stop sticking the boot into Swindon. I share your pain – as you know. Hence this blog!