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Due to popular demand, The Cotswold Challenge competition for teenagers under lockdown is now open to young people in Swindon as THE COTSWOLD CHALLENGE COMES TO SWINDON!
One of the entries in Swindon in 50 Buildings, is The Crumpled Horn pub over in Eldene. That one made the cut – as it were – in part because it had been listed by Historic England. So when I saw the press release that follows, about the Hall & Woodhouse canalside hostelry gaining national recognition for its innovative design, it felt appropriate to include it in this blog series: Swindon in 50 More Buildings.
DMJ Computer Services is 35! A Swindon based web development company, created right at the start of the computing boom, is a phenomenal 35 years old!
To be clear, this post is about the GWR Weighbridge Swindon as part of the GWR Works – not the Weighbridge Brewhouse as the restaurant that it is now.
During the current coronavirus pandemic I’ve been undertaking #Covid19constitutionals that I’ve recored on this blog’s Born Again Swindonian Facebook page. Today’s such stroll took me on a visit to the Windmill Hill windmill. It’s a bizarre thing that, after 26 years in Swindon, it’s taken a pandemic to get me find out more about it. I even used to work on Windmill Hill in Trigonos.
Fitness Fanatic Graphic Designer Supports Swindon Charity. Graphic designer Mike Land is well-known for his nifty artwork. But he’s also been putting his fitness fans through their paces during Covid-19 induced lockdown.
This week he’s been doing his free virtual classes – filmed in his back garden – for Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service. This action is part of the national drive to raise vital charitable funds which would have come from the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Having done 5 Swindon books to Read Now a few weeks back, here we have 5 More Swindon books.
I could go on almost ad infinitum with this as there are many Swindon books! But I’ll keep it to these two posts. But with a ‘See Also’ at the bottom of this one.
So, as with the first post, in no particular order here we go with 5 More Swindon Books worthy of your attention. Both during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
Free curriculum server for schools to keep staff safe and ease impact of Coronavirus Free server for schools keeps staff safe. A Wiltshire IT company is offering a free lifeline to schools with staff working from home and their IT systems on site. At the moment, head...
There’s a new online club helping business owners to weather the pandemic by helping them to:
a. Navigate the lockdown
b. come out the other side with stronger enterprises
Mental Health Expert Offers Lockdown Support.
Swindon life coach and master hypnotherapist Linda Clarke is offering a series of webinars to help people build mental resilience during Covid19.
Her first event takes place online tomorrow (Wednesday April 22) between 10am and 11.30 am and is fully booked.
Said Linda: “During lockdown, stress and anxiety can become overwhelming for some people. This does not mean they are suffering from mental ill health. It simply means that this period of restriction on our normal freedoms can cause them to become stuck or very low.