September 2018 Beat the Street I love a bit of urban exploration around Swindon me – just some of which is covered in posts in this category: https://swindonian.me/category/walks-and-cycle-paths/ So this Beat the Street Swindon challenge sounds like fantastic family fun. Read more about it all below. Swindon is set to be
August 2018 Blue Plaques in Swindon There are now a number of blue plaques in Swindon. The most recent being unveiled on June 16th, 2018 on Swindon Civic Day. The plaque was installed on the exterior of the Health Hydro – aka Milton Road Baths. Swindon Civic Voice: https://www.swindoncivicvoice.org.uk Here’s
20th June 2018 Discovering the River Ray Parkway Every once in a while, as Jess Robinson describes below, she and I go a-wandering round odd/random/interesting bits of Swindon. Some time ago now we went checking out some of the town’s roundabouts – more interesting than it sounds. Read about that
28th May 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] King’s Farm Wood Walk With the Switch-on to Swindon initiative kicking off this year I thought it would be good to get some perspectives on Swindon from some other people instead of only mine. Read my Switch on to Swindon story here: https://swindonian.me/2017/04/11/my-switch-on-to-swindon-story/ I’ve met loads of people
23rd March 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] Richard Jefferies Old Town walk Part 1 Oh listeners, I do love a bit of urban discovery as evidenced with my travelogue on the West Swindon sculpture trail and the subject of this post turned out to offer some nuggets of urban discovery. When I say ‘discovery’
May 29th 2014 – The Western Flyer During recent months all sorts of posts about the Western Flyer kept appearing on my social media streams. However, absorbed as I was in the final few months of my degree studies, I had neither time nor energy to engage with it all.
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
I just love social media! One of my Twitter and blog followers sent me this photo,which is great, as being a non-driver and bogged down in studies I don’t get to all four corners of our town. What you are looking at is a new(ish) piece of public art that is
Not long back it was Swindon the Driving Utopia, now it is cycling haven as Claire Fleming, of Swindon Bicycle User Group and Swindon Borough Council travel plan officer explains here: Cycling in my city: Swindon | Latest News | Cycling Weekly. In the article, in Cycling Weekly, she explains: “I spent 18