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« Reply #300 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:14:50 »

Our wonderful selection of pound shops and shops that sell tracksuits that make you look like a twat.
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« Reply #301 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:18:16 »

It's a crying shame that efforts to make the Mechanics Institute a centrepiece for the Railway Village - and all of the history that goes with that - have never materialised.
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« Reply #302 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:19:05 »

Very impressive.

Top 3 attractions that visiting fans should head for in Swindon, anyone?

Well.... include say a 10 or so mile radius and depending in where you're coming from and how... and also what floats your boat, there's plenty

My last Yeovil trip, incorporated a visit to a local church, which had some interesting stained glass, which is a thing of mine. If similarly minded, you could easily detour to Fairford if coming from the north.

More niche and if in the Town Centre, then the Museum of Computing is open on a Saturday.  More obvious attractions Steam Museum and Old Town Art Gallery and Museum.   The current exhibition in the AG is decent....



Couple of Lowrys... Graham Sutherland Ben Nicholson and some interesting new stuff

Again niche, but some might be tempted by Ian Fleming's grave at Sevenhampton.... if in literary vein, perhaps get a Shelley vibe in Lechlade churchyard..

The wind has swept from the wide atmosphere
Each vapour that obscured the sunset's ray,
And pallid Evening twines its beaming hair
In duskier braids around the languid eyes of Day:
Silence and Twilight, unbeloved of men,
Creep hand in hand from yon obscurest glen.

They breathe their spells towards the departing day,
Encompassing the earth, air, stars, and sea;
Light, sound, and motion, own the potent sway,
Responding to the charm with its own mystery.
The winds are still, or the dry church-tower grass
Knows not their gentle motions as they pass.

Thou too, aerial pile, whose pinnacles
Point from one shrine like pyramids of fire,
Obey'st I in silence their sweet solemn spells,
Clothing in hues of heaven thy dim and distant spire,
Around whose lessening and invisible height
Gather among the stars the clouds of night.

The dead are sleeping in their sepulchres:
And, mouldering as they sleep, a thrilling sound,
Half sense half thought, among the darkness stirs,
Breathed from their wormy beds all living things around,
And, mingling with the still night and mute sky,
Its awful hush is felt inaudibly.

Thus solemnized and softened, death is mild
And terrorless as this serenest night.
Here could I hope, like some enquiring child
Sporting on graves, that death did hide from human sight
Sweet secrets, or beside its breathless sleep
That loveliest dreams perpetual watch did keep.

After Lechlade, Highworth church is interesting, with its Civil War canon ball hole in the wall, and I suppose if coming from the north and being a Civil War type.... Burford church would be a must do.

https://www.burfordchurch.org/the-levellers/

Sadly the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate is summer opening only
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« Reply #303 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:29:31 »

The Gluepot
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« Reply #304 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:37:08 »

Very impressive.

Top 3 attractions that visiting fans should head for in Swindon, anyone?

Not really an attraction and a bit of a hike to the ground, but some decent pubs in Old Town.
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« Reply #305 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:48:01 »

http://www.jasperfforde.com/swindon/7wonders.html
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« Reply #306 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:21:11 »

Richard Jefferies Museum
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« Reply #307 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:38:34 »

Avebury is 5 minutes further from the county ground than the air museum is from huish park
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« Reply #308 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:43:19 »

When I last went to Yeovil I visited the pub  Smiley
Last time I visited Yeovil, earlier today, I bought a brand new car Cheesy
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It's a grand old team to play for, It's a grand old team to see, And if you know your history, It's enough to make your heart go whoa-oh, We don't care what the other teams say, What the hell do we care, For we only know that there's gonna be a show, And the Swindon Town will be there....
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« Reply #309 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:29:37 »

Last time I visited Yeovil, earlier today, I bought a brand new car Cheesy

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« Reply #310 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:29:42 »

Avebury is 5 minutes further from the county ground than the air museum is from huish park
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Around 10 minutes further to visit Calne, home to Doctor's pond, reference to Joseph Priestley who discovered oxygen. Also, Calne was home to Walter Goodall George, held the mile running record for over 30 years.
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« Reply #311 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:39:52 »

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How the hell did you find the pic of my test drive!

Getting a brand new 19 plate Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium SE due first week in March.
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« Reply #312 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:45:10 »

Ah yeah, a guy here has got an Ioniq. Seems OK to me!
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« Reply #313 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:48:37 »

- Despite having the decoding explained to me at BP I still don't understand how what they did was even possible.

It's meant to be hard. They were trying to crack a code produced by a machine called Enigma. Nobody was going to be impressed if they'd cracked the Half Arseed Bloody obvious Coding machine!

Maffs is hard.
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« Reply #314 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:16:29 »

Around 10 minutes further to visit Calne, home to Doctor's pond, reference to Joseph Priestley who discovered oxygen. Also, Calne was home to Walter Goodall George, held the mile running record for over 30 years.

It's debatable as to whether Priestley discovered Oxygen...... insofar as he sort of did, he was after dephlogistenated air, to back up the phlogisten theory, which was a popular account of things at the time.  Lavoisier named it oxygen.  Priestley was keen on the French and their Revolution, being a radical dissenter, therefore the Tory authorities of the day, encouraged a "church and king mob" to burn down his house in Brum.

He later fled to the US, despite the Whig Shelburne, putting him up at Bowood, which was decent of him.
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