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The Swindon County Ground Hotel

Hello lovely listeners. On the heels of Secret Swindon, I’m now in full flow with research and writing for my second book from Amberley Books, Swindon in 50 Buildings. It’s come as no surprise at all to me that there’s a cornucopia of potentials for this book. For every building I’ve put on the list, I could quite easily have selected several more. So I’ve had to make choices. And it’s been tough I tell ya! There’s no shortage of interesting material in Swindon as we all know.

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Radnor Street Cemetery blog

From Frances’ new blog:

‘Welcome cemetery followers to this new blog launching today.

Radnor Street Cemetery tells the history of Swindon. The civic dignitaries and members of the Great Western Railway hierarchy; the boilermakers and platelayers; the philanthropic benefactors and trailblazing women; the teachers and tradespeople and the 103 servicemen who lost their lives as a result of their military service in two world wars. The ordinary men, women and children of the town…’

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Lis McDermott: Author

30th December 2018 Lis McDermott: Author As we enter a new year, it's pure delight to feature Lis McDernott to the 'Made in Wiltshire' section of Born again Swindonian. Writing is creating. And creating is making. So writing fits here as well as anything else. Lis'...

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You really never know!

29th December 2018 You really never know! I've never before bothered to write a reflective blog. Largely because I'm usually too busy, in my AA Editorial Services arm, writing them on behalf of clients to think about it. Besides which, I've not felt I've had much to...

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Gilbert’s Home Furnishings

December 2018 Gilbert's Home Furnishings I don't know if it's astonishing or not, but it strikes me as being so, that there should be three long-standing retail businesses   within a few yards of each other. Anyway - be that as it may - having already covered...

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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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