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The Journey

15th December 2018 The Journey Last weekend saw me - and many others - in Swindon's Old Town being part of The Journey. The Journey, as described on photographer Elmar Rubio's website, was 'an immense, immersive theatrical telling of the Christmas story'. It entailed...

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Aladdin at The Wyvern

12th December 2018 Aladdin at The Wyvern Aladdin: Saturday 8th December - Sunday 6th January 2019 To clear any doubt: the story of Aladdin didn't start life as a Disney franchise. Aladdin is, in fact, is a folk tale originating in the Middle East. Aladdin is one of...

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T K Turns – wood turning

This post is the first in a series I’m going to run on this blog about Wiltshire craftspeople. Getting the first turn – appropriately enough – is hobbyist Toby Kinton who is TK Turns. Here he writes in his own words how he got in to wood turning. It’s a nice story actually.

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Blaylock’s Shoe Shop – Old Town

I lOVE this shop and I do buy most of my footwear from it. It’s what I call a proper shoe shop – with shelves in the shop itself stacked with boxes and boxes of shoes. Going in there is a great nostalgia trip – with some good old fashioned service.

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