9. The Southbrook Inn Swindon

9. The Southbrook Inn Swindon

The other week my regular guest blogger, Rebecca Davies, sent me a delightful and charming account of an older couple she once visited in Ferndale. It’s a lovely story and it’s further down in this post. But as her story is set in Ferndale I figured I could tie it in with a Swindon in 50 More Buildings post centred on the Southbrook Inn Swindon. Which happens to be in Ferndale.

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The Wiltshire Mummers’ Play

The Wiltshire Mummers’ Play

The Wiltshire Mummers’ Play: Mummers plays are an old Christmas tradition in many parts of the country. A group of friends would dress up, and go round the neighbourhood performing a little play. This had a set script. But, thanks to oral transmission, this would have varied from district to district. In return they received money and food, and, no doubt, drink.

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Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

Wiltshire’s Sarsen Stones

A Canadian friend came to stay and, since they were a Neo-pagan, I decided to show them Avebury stone circle, a favourite place of mine. This didn’t go exactly to plan. For a start they were most upset because some Early Medieval people had decided to build their village on a sacred site.

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Swindon Symphony Orchestra

Swindon Symphony Orchestra

31st October 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Swindon Symphony Orchestra Yes listeners. We DO have our very own symphony orchestra! Who knew?! Not me until relatively recently. Yet it's been here for twenty-eight years!  We also have people performing chamber music...

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