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Swindon and Tudor times, through the St John Family of Lydiard Park

Swindon and Tudor times, through the St John Family of Lydiard Park

West Swindon historian Frances Bevan explains ...

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Roughmoor Farm, in the early 1980s, after some of the outbuildings had been demolished

Roughmoor Farm, before West Swindon was built

Innovative centre aimed to improve deaf ...

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1980s: Bulbs brightened up West Swindon each Spring, until they were ignored or obliterated

1980s: Bulbs brightened up West Swindon each Spring, until they were ignored or obliterated

Thamesdown Borough Council's parks department excelled ...

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2000 June: Traffic calming demanded for busy roads in Toothill

2000 June: Traffic calming demanded for busy roads in Toothill

Drivers speeding up and down Stokesay ...

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Swindon Town Centre view when new and more than 40 years later

Swindon Town Centre view when new and more than 40 years later

Two photos of the former Bon ...

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Target Swindon. The Soviet Union secretly mapped the world in detail during the Cold War

Target Swindon. The Soviet Union secretly mapped the world in detail during the Cold War

Frances Bevan, writing for the out ...

NSBRC
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Toothill Primary School, Shaw Ridge and Link Centre in the West Swindon landscape

Toothill Primary School, Shaw Ridge and Link Centre in the West Swindon landscape

Construction of West Swindon's first primary ...

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1995 February: Tree plant at Shaw Forest Park marks Chinese New Year of the Pig

1995 February: Tree plant at Shaw Forest Park marks Chinese New Year of the Pig

Gloomy weather and deep mud did ...

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1995 November: Duke’s award followers sleep out in home made shelters

1995 November: Duke’s award followers sleep out in home made shelters

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participant ...

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Toothill Farm, back in the mists of time

Toothill Farm, back in the mists of time

West Swindon based local historian Frances ...

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2009 April: As the economic crisis bites, the Bishop of Swindon considers the hard issues we have to face up to

2009 April: As the economic crisis bites, the Bishop of Swindon considers the hard issues we have to face up to

Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield reflects ...

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2004 November: Preparing for transport in the future as work on new bus deport starts

2004 November: Preparing for transport in the future as work on new bus deport starts

Is a 21st Century tram network ...

Stratton Festival
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The Mayor of Swindon Maurice Fanning with the Mayor of Ocotal and members of Swindon Ocotal Link. Bruce Clarke is pictured second from left.

1998 July: More than just more and more houses. Swindon's expansion and how it sees itself, then and now.

As a community, has Swindon progressed ...

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1998 January: Mid-summer's Westlea winter magic

1998 January: Mid-summer's Westlea winter magic

West Swindon primary age children visit ...

C3 Marketing
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British Pathé newsreels exposed Swindon to the wider world for more than 70 years

British Pathé newsreels exposed Swindon to the wider world for more than 70 years

Archive film available in a fascinating ...

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1998 February: Swindon's hospital information roadshow in Swindon

1998 February: Swindon's hospital information roadshow in Swindon

Plans for what was to become ...

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Parents who had moved to the new housing in North Swindon, from left, Julia and Sarah Beck; Karen, Jack and Abbie Fawcett; Julie and Thomas Williams. The image accompanied Prof Boddy's article in the March 1998 edition of Swindon Link magazine

1998 February: Academics look at Swindon's future in the new Millenium

Authors suggested the town had an ...

UTC Swindon
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An early 19th Century Ordnance Survey map showing Swindon, on the right, to Purton on the left

1968: West Swindon, the start of a new city that has yet to emerge

How The Silver Book, published in ...

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1998 January: Modern languages top the agenda at West Swindon schools

1998 January: Modern languages top the agenda at West Swindon schools

What goes comes around. The government ...

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Detail of the Golden Lion bridge mural

2009: Swindon artist Ken White unveils refurbished Golden Lion Bridge mural

Mural receives third repaint three decades ...

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2000: West Swindon Walking Group holding the West Swindon Art Trail Map in front of White Horse Pacified

1988 March: 'White Horse Pacified' West Swindon's largest public sculpture unveiled

In early 1988 community artist Julie ...

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1998 January: New church develops at Abbey Meads in North Swindon

1998 January: New church develops at Abbey Meads in North Swindon

In January 1998 congregation members of ...

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Shaw Ridge headteacher Sally Cowell with children from both primary schools and Confluence

2006: Sculpture unveiled to mark merger of two West Swindon primary schools

Children come up with ideas of Confluence

First City Nursing
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1998 June: Play parks at St Andrew's Ridge welcomed

1998 June: Play parks at St Andrew's Ridge welcomed

The mayor of Swindon Brian Ford ...

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1998 July: Arts Suite in Link Centre set to close

1998 July: Arts Suite in Link Centre set to close

West Swindon was on the brink ...

Lotmead Box
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1998 February: West Swindon students booked for Lydiard Park music festival

1998 February: West Swindon students booked for Lydiard Park music festival

Wiltshire Festival impressario Andy Cotton attended ...

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HRH at Westlea Primary School headteacher Neil Griffiths in 1998

2017 July: Princess Anne reacquainted with Link magazine, thirty years after the first encounter

HRH makes three trips to West ...

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2009: Expansion west of Swindon put on hold, but sets the scene for possible growth in year's ahead

2009: Expansion west of Swindon put on hold, but sets the scene for possible growth in year's ahead

House building in the town is ...

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