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Appeal to fund blue plaques for pilot brothers reaches target

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Sortied!

Blog/July 2, 2016: Our appeal for crowdfunding to honour two Swindon-born pilots with blue plaques has already reached its goal, just two weeks after it was launched. Battle of Britain pilot Sqn Ldr Harold Starr was killed in action over Kent in 1940, while his... read more
The Somme, 100 years on

The Somme, 100 years on

Blog/June 30, 2016: A silent but poignant tribute to the men who fell on the Somme has been set up in Radnor Street Cemetery, on the eve of the centenary of the start of Britain’s bloodiest ever battle. Mike Pringle, a director of Swindon Heritage, who has... read more
Blue plaques for our pilot heroes

Blue plaques for our pilot heroes

Blog/June 15, 2016: After launching Swindon’s blue plaque scheme in March and installing the first in honour of Edith New, we are now pressing ahead with plans for more. We have begun a crowdfunding campaign to install plaques in honour of brothers Harold and... read more
Make a date for History Day

Make a date for History Day

Blog/June 14, 2016: We are organising a special History Day at Radnor Street Cemetery on Sunday, July 10, as part of the Swindon 175 celebrations – and you’re invited. Billed as ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about Swindon’s... read more
Summer is here!

Summer is here!

Blog/June 1, 2016: Our new Summer 2016 edition is out! Copies should now have arrived at the homes of our subscribers, and individual copies will be at our outlets by the end of the week. But the best way to make sure of your copy and support our work at the same time... read more
Lydiard AGM 2016

Lydiard AGM 2016

Blog/May 10, 2106: What a difference a year can make. When members of the Friends of Lydiard Park gathered for their AGM in 2015, chairman Mike Bowden reflected on what had been a challenging year. Then the Friends had been preoccupied with building plans and a... read more

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