Dave Gregory Guitar Supremo – Health warning: this blog does not go into huge detail on Dave’s involvement with XTC.
The offspring of Louis and Joyce Johnston, Ron entered the world on 30th March 1941. He grew up Chiseldon where his parents ran the post office. And no doubt that start in life helped him put his stamp on the world. Boom! (It doesn’t get any better I’m afraid!
Colin Bailey Swindon Jazz Drummer who worked with the greats! A welcome addition to the blog’s sons and daughters of Swindon series.
Well – here we are with another of Swindon’s offspring and an entry in to the much under-loved This Sporting Life category to boot. A football boot at that. Listeners I give you, Swindon Footballer Ernie Hunt!
Gosh! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a new Swindon sons and daughters post. But thanks to a bit of help from Chris Eley, here’s William Stanier – Swindon born and lifelong railway man.
Arthur Carron Blue Plaque – the work of Swindon Heritage – you can see some images of Arthur in his full operatic majesty here.
Swindon gets another blue plaque, with thanks to Swindon Heritage and Noel Ponting and Noel Beauchamp. Before I go any further, let me dispel the oft-encountered, mistaken belief that OUR William Morris is one and the same as the William Morris of Kelmscott Manor and father of the arts and crafts movement. He isn’t.
14th November 2021 Richard Jefferies Wild LifeSo, last weekend saw me in the delightful company of many familiar faces for the launch of this book, by Mike Pringle, at the Christ Church community centre: And the back cover: Back cover of Richard Jefferies wildlife by...
Dr Desmond Morris artist and anthropologist is a zoologist, ethologist & popular author on the topic of socio-biology & a son of Swindon!
W G Little Milliner and Draper
Born in Chippenham to a Scots family, William Graham Little arrived in Swindon in 1874.
There’s been a lot of book talk on Born Again Swindonian of late. Well – we’re a very literary lot here in Swindon don’t y’know.
Today, at long last, a blue plaque was unveiled at the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate Yay!