Swindon Heritage magazine – now on its Summer 2013 edition – is selling well, and the publishers are also busy promoting local history in other media.
As part of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to Swindon 105.5, the Swindon Heritage team are researching the history of the swimming baths in Milton Road for one of 20 programmes about local landmarks to be aired later in the year.
Editor Graham Carter said: “Although we have no previous experience of making programmes ourselves, when station manager Shirley Ludford asked us if we wanted to have a go, we jumped at the chance.
“There’s much more to the baths than meets the eye, so we are looking forward to telling its story with the station’s expert help.”
Swindon Heritage is relaunching its website and work has already begun on the autumn edition, due in print in August.
Graham added: “We have some cracking stories lined up. People are still asking us if we have enough material. Our main problem is to actually fit everything into 84 pages each quarter.”
The magazine costs £4.99 and is available from a number of local outlets or online. Buy or subscribe via: www.swindonheritage.com.
Pictured: Milton Road Baths in the early 20th Century, the subject of a programme being made by Swindon Heritage for community radio station Swindon 105.5