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Swindon Civic Offices become a Listed Building

Swindon Civic Offices become a Listed Building

Swindon Civic Offices have been listed ...

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Old Town Garden gates get new lease of life

Old Town Garden gates get new lease of life

The gate at the Goddard Avenue ...

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Lydiard Millicent church celebrates as 16th century roof gets new lease of life

Lydiard Millicent church celebrates as 16th century roof gets new lease of life

All Saints celebrates as roof restoration ...

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St Mary's church conservation project now in its final stages

St Mary's church conservation project now in its final stages

St Mary’s Church at Lydiard Park ...

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Bangladeshi community get ready to celebrate International Mother Language Day

Bangladeshi community get ready to celebrate International Mother Language Day

The Bangladesh Association Swindon has organised ...

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Council reports 'progress' on the Mechanics' Institute

Council reports 'progress' on the Mechanics' Institute

Swindon Council has released a statement ...

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Local historians launch book to honour Swindon wordsmith George Ewart Hobbs

Local historians launch book to honour Swindon wordsmith George Ewart Hobbs

A prolific Swindon writer who has ...

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Ex-GWR 66XX 0-6-2T No. 6695 to move to the Swindon and Cricklade Railway

The Swindon & Cricklade Railway are ...

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Fourteen black and white TVs still in use Swindon on 50th anniversary of BBC One in colour

Fourteen black and white TVs still in use Swindon on 50th anniversary of BBC One in colour

As BBC One celebrates its 50th ...

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Full steam ahead for festive fun

Full steam ahead for festive fun

The sounds of Christmas cheer will ...

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Swindon falls silent to remember the fallen

Swindon falls silent to remember the fallen

Veterans, serving members of the armed ...

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Survey will assess the condition of the historic Mechanics’ Institute

Survey will assess the condition of the historic Mechanics’ Institute

High-tech cameras, drones and robots will ...

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Blenheim Estate opens its doors to social inclusion charity

Blenheim Estate opens its doors to social inclusion charity

Blenheim Estate is joining forces with ...

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Swindon in 50 Buildings

Blogger's book on Swindon's buildings becomes history textbook for school pupils

A Swindon author’s latest book about ...

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George Clarke opens 2019 show

GALLERY: Back in bloom - save the date for the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2020

Organisers of the Blenheim Palace Flower ...

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Christ the Crown of Thorns was painted over the new South porch door after it was added to St Mary's in 1520. It was lost in 1547 after the edict by Protestant King Edward IV calling for religious idolatry to be destroyed was followed. Queen Elizabeth I would not have seen it when she used the door on her visit to Lydiard Park in September 1592.  According to internationally acclaimed conservator Jane Rutherfoord, this representation of Jesus Christ is unique in Europe, showing him without a beard and with blond hair. The modern, metrosexual look is similar in style to how Jesus was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

Long lost secrets rediscovered at St. Mary’s Church in Lydiard Park can now be seen

Main picture: St Mary's monument dedicated ...

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Swindon and Cricklade Railway to raise £100,000 for renovations on new phase of their train line.

Swindon and Cricklade Railway to raise £100,000 for renovations on new phase of their train line.

Swindon and Cricklade are proud to ...

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Your chance to have a say over the future of the Mechanic's Institute

Your chance to have a say over the future of the Mechanic's Institute

Members of the public are being ...

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Conservation team working to preserve the splendour of St Mary's church

Conservation team working to preserve the splendour of St Mary's church

A group of 24 students have ...

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Visitors welcomed to newly renovated Avebury Chapel

Visitors welcomed to newly renovated Avebury Chapel

Though small, Avebury Chapel is a ...

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Avebury Manor garden church wall. ©National Trust / Abby George

National Trust launch £20k appeal for Avebury Manor repairs

The National Trust have launched a ...

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Great Western Railway’s invention and innovation revealed in new exhibition

Great Western Railway’s invention and innovation revealed in new exhibition

A brand new exhibition exploring the ...

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Operation Apollo aims to tackle heritage crime

Operation Apollo aims to tackle heritage crime

Wiltshire Police’s Rural Crime team is ...

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Cllr Dale Heenan, Dr Geraint Coles and Marc Bayley inside the ground floor of Unit 11 of the Carriage Works

Work begins to turn historic railway works into university-run Cultural Heritage Institute

Work has started to create Swindon’s ...

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Where's the UK's best park? Swindon's in the running and votes are open!

Where's the UK's best park? Swindon's in the running and votes are open!

Swindon’s Queen’s park will be battling ...

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Swindon in 50 Buildings by Angela Atkinson

Stranger than fiction: Swindon is the talk of the town amongst storytellers

Whether it's fact or fiction, Swindon ...

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Angela Atkinson outside The Spectrum Building

The good, the bad and the ugly – Swindon author celebrates town in 50 buildings

From the author of Secret Swindon ...

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Dads go free this weekend at Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Dads go free this weekend at Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fathers and grandfathers can celebrate Father’s ...

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