Monday 23rd March 2015 – Update I’m always happy to concede that there are others out there whose knowledge of Swindon is far deeper and greater than mine – ‘proper’ historians with in-depth knowledge where mine has hidden shallows. So it’s been pointed out to me today by one such
5th May 2014 – Hagbourne Copse, West Swindon I’m lost for words. Well okay, that’s never going to actually happen but the expression gives an indication of my surprise at finding out about this delight tucked away behind a busy main road, an industrial estate and the Holiday Inn Express.
To take a break from studying I’ve been lately been having a wander around Grange Park, where I live, and Freshbrook which is close by. And because I was wandering for its own sake, just to get some fresh air, stretch my legs and have a break from my screen, rather
A post from the Lydiard Park team about the devastating damage caused to the lovely old walnut tree just before Christmas 2013. As chance would have it, I had been in the park just a few days prior to that and taken some pictures around the park for my blog.
Coate Water Art Deco style concrete diving platform given listed status The now-defunct 1935 Art Deco style diving platform at Coate Water invokes a fair amount of nostalgia in me. As a child I was sometimes taken to Langold Lake (5 miles the ‘other’ side of Worksop). This was a
28th September 2014: Old post updated Kiln Park It’s interesting how, since starting this blog, I’ve begun noticing things more. Apropos the subject of this post it’s less a case of noticing and more a case of paying some actual attention. Kiln Park is a case in point. I live
November 2014: Sadly the stormy weather of Christmas 2013 destroyed the ancient walnut tree pictured below. Go here for more information about it. Below is a picture I took just the other day of how this once proud and ancient tree looks now. Such a shame but such is life. Swindon is