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Waste to Energy

Feb 10, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

3f-rdfSBC forges ahead with a ‘Waste to Energy’ plant. At the Economic, Environmental and Sustainability overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting of February 7th, 2013, plans were put forward for a plant to be built at Waterside.

[Photo – Waste ‘Tumble Dryer’]





Swindon Heritage Magazine

Jan 21, 2013   //   by admin   //   History, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

3j-swindonheritage2Swindon has an amazing history. The canals brought about a huge change as trade was no longer restricted to horse, cart and track ways, so coal and agricultural products could be traded to and fro in society changing quantities. The railway introduced a huge workforce required to run the largest locomotive manufacturing facility in the world, but life expectancy plunged. The subsequent industrial health care system became a model for the National Health Service. From Aircraft and automobile manufacturing and then high tech electronics and service industries, Swindon has been at the forefront of those industries that changed society.

This is a plug for a great new magazine, for all those history buffs out there. Swindon has an amazing history which the enthusiastic team of Mark Sutton, Graham Carter and Frances Bevan are bringing to life.

3j-swindonheritage1Thanks to Arkells for hosting a packed launch today which reminded us that Swindon’s oldest firm brews great beer. Try a pint of Ball and Chain, for example.

(Photo – Mark Sutton in Arkells cellar bar, at the launch of the magazine – Jan 21st, 2013)

Groundwell Ridge

Jan 19, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

3j-groundwell2Groundwell Ridge, right in the middle of the North Side development, is a site of considerable archaeological interest. It was described by English Heritage as ‘one of the most important Roman finds in England’.


When developers started building at Abbey Meads, walls from Roman buildings were uncovered, so SBC and English Heritage worked to secure the site. As a result, an archaeological dig was started in 2004, unearthing some valuable remains. Read the whole story at Swindon Web.


Photo above – Families enjoying Groundwell Ridge January 2013

Below, from Open Street Map.


This Week’s Coffee – 01/08

Jan 8, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Italian BlendDifferent packaging, but is it as good as last week’s Java? Not opened yet. Has anyone tried it? £1.79 in ALDI.

This Week’s Coffee – 12/31

Dec 31, 2012   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

3j-javaI’m enjoying a full bodied Java from ALDI. At £1.79 it seems good value to me and less bitter than last week’s Starbucks Italian, in my opinion.




From Haydon End to Mouldon Hill

Dec 27, 2012   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

img-2Get your wellies on, you’ll need them, and take a walk around Mouldon Hill. Why? Apart from an enjoyable walk which will do you good, you will also explore some of Swindon’s great industrial heritage.



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Dec 27, 2012   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

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