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Title: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 00:54:51
I'm a Calne person but have lived in Swindon for nearly 6 years. When do I become a Swindonian?  :)
I bet half of you come from outside Wiltshire?


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: bennett on Monday, June 21, 2021, 06:48:15
From Swindon, moved to Oxf*rdshire two years ago


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, June 21, 2021, 06:49:59
Corsham. School Chippenham.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: RWB Robin on Monday, June 21, 2021, 07:15:00
Born Pompey, moved to Aldbourne when I was one.Lived there (but went away to borstal - sorry, military school) til I was adult and then moved around. Now living in Scottish Borders.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Monday, June 21, 2021, 07:27:33
Shrewsbury. No one tell Dosser.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Hunk on Monday, June 21, 2021, 07:42:46
Born and raised in Swindon. Lives in Birmingham for seven years, been back in Swindon for a decade or so. Moving to the US this time next year


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 07:53:54
where you come from, do they put the kettle on?

Born in Gloucester, where most of the rest of the facility lived

Raised in Cirencester

Now live in Swindon.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, June 21, 2021, 07:55:18
Swindon. Apart from a very brief (about 4 months) stint in Bristol, I have lived in SN2 and SN1 my whole life.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: DiV on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:13:44
Born at PHM.
Lived SN3 since...


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:21:33
Swindon through and through and lived here all my life! SN25


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Berniman on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:24:52
I was born at PMH so close..

Lived in Swindon all my life, bar a short 6 month spell living in the US.  Moved out to Faringdon 2 months ago.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Crispy on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:29:17
Devizes.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:48:16
Born in Swindon, now in Devizes


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: guy66 on Monday, June 21, 2021, 08:53:53
Andover originally, I now live in Manchester


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:03:24
Taking a leaf from Batch’s post on page 7. Islington near Kings Cross N1. Curtis St. Walcot, SSM, P. South, Eastleaze, P. South, Greenmeadow, SSM, Lawns, Pinehurst, Covingham, Peatmoor.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:05:55
Oxfordshire, then NE1, LA1, LA23, CA13, LA1 and now LA11. Never lived in Swindon or in fact Wiltshire, haven't been to Swindon for c. 15 years.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:15:30
Swindon born and for the first 18 years, then Bath, South London, Bath again, Westbury, North London and now Orkney. There was about a 10 year period of my life where I moved every single year, mostly for work reasons, which I'm glad is behind me now.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:16:47
Park Saaf innit.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Leggett on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:33:42
Army sprog, born in a British Military Hospital in Germany, my family moved to Swindon in the mid-to-late 80s when Dad got posted to the Arborfield Barracks. My Uncle was in the RAF and lived in Toothill so had moved my Gran to Swindon whilst we were overseas.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:42:36
Swindon born and for the first 18 years, then Bath, South London, Bath again, Westbury, North London and now Orkney. There was about a 10 year period of my life where I moved every single year, mostly for work reasons, which I'm glad is behind me now.

Your moniker ought be ‘Nomad’ not Nemo..


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:42:50
Born PMH, never lived in Swindon but lived locally when growing up, Cirencester mainly, then Stonehouse and Stroud before moving up to East Lothian in Scotland, then Edinburgh, then Luxembourg, then London and now in Northants.

Bit of a traveller vibe really!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:47:41
Born in West Yorkshire and moved to North Wilts when I was 3. Lived there until 18 when I went to uni in London. I've been in the North West since 2012, now living in Cheshire.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: lincolnred on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:49:47
Wantage-London-Lincoln


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:50:28
London (norf and sarf)25 years, Gravesend 15 years, Swindon 18 years, Kazan Russia 15 years so far ...


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:53:43
LE4, SN2, BA1/2, SN2, SN4

BA1/2 included a miserable 6 months in SL1 on a work placement



Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Tails on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:54:59
Born and raised in Swindon, spent most of my life in West Swindon up until I hit adulthood then moved around SN1,2 & 25. 6.5 years ago I moved to Reading, spent a few years in Wokingham and now back in Reading.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 21, 2021, 09:59:21
Born in at Kings Hill Maternity Hospital a couple of months before PMH opened, lived in Gorse Hill and Penhill in Swindon for 30 years then lived in W6 London for 6 months, moved to South Somerset 20 odd years ago in various towns which is where I now reside.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:17:21
PMH -> Swindon, Sweden, Swindon, Sweden, Cheshire, Swindon, Bristol, Brighton, SW London, Essex, East London.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:31:34
Where abouts in Sweden did you live?


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: tans on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:35:25
Born Tunbridge Wells


Lived in:
Maidstone
Bristol
Lightwater
Burnham on Crouch

Now live in Chipping Norton


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:36:10
Buddies with Jeremy Clarkson maybe!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:38:44
Buddies with Jeremy Clarkson maybe!

He used to have Cameron round for high tea every second Saturday


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:39:10
 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:41:33
Places I've 'lived'?

Swindon, Corfu, Swindon, Bangkok, Phuket, Vientiane (Laos), Bangkok, Pattaya, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Pattaya, Bangkok, Penang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Bangkok.

Something like that, I've probably missed a few.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:43:10
Has work taken you to all those places or do you get bored.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:43:51
Born in Wiltshire, lived there for 40 years (Bromham & Chippenham) then moved up to Peterborough (Yaxley & Crowland).

Hoping to move back to Wiltshire now I’ve retired


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:48:52
Has work taken you to all those places or do you get bored.

Work, except for Corfu which was just a massive piss-up for 5 months. (Although I did work there as well).


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:55:36
Born in Wiltshire, lived there for 40 years (Bromham & Chippenham) then moved up to Peterborough (Yaxley & Crowland).

Hoping to move back to Wiltshire now I’ve retired

Are you a Paget?  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:56:39
Work, except for Corfu which was just a massive piss-up for 5 months. (Although I did work there as well).

Kavos? I was in Corfu in 96, but oop north near Sidari


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 21, 2021, 10:59:49
Kavos? I was in Corfu in 96, but oop north near Sidari

Yep.

An absolute shit hole, but lots of fun. The rest of the island is stunning, though.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:03:06
Work, except for Corfu which was just a massive piss-up for 5 months. (Although I did work there as well).

It sounds like you've had a lot of fun in your life :pint:


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: chalkies shorts on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:05:49
Swindon born and for the first 18 years, then Bath, South London, Bath again, Westbury, North London and now Orkney. There was about a 10 year period of my life where I moved every single year, mostly for work reasons, which I'm glad is behind me now.
Nemo, what the fuck are you doing in Orkney.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:16:53
Nemo, what the fuck are you doing in Orkney.

Overreacting to living in London for 12 months of a global pandemic, really. There's grass and nature and stuff here, it's amazing.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:18:27
Should have gone to Lundy, it's a lot closer to home   :)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: chalkies shorts on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:19:01
Overreacting to living in London for 12 months of a global pandemic, really. There's grass and nature and stuff here, it's amazing.
Are you working there? Understand the getting out of London bit. Had opportunities to work there but turned them all down.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Arriba on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:19:17
Swindon born and bred. Plan to relocate to South Devon asap.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:20:03
Overreacting to living in London for 12 months of a global pandemic, really. There's grass and nature and stuff here, it's amazing.

We were the same, but picked Drayton/Daventry in Northamptonshire which wasn't quite as extreme! Don't regret the move one iota so far. When commuting to London starts again, that might change!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:23:11
and now Orkney.

Shit bacon.
Shit weather...


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:26:20
Are you working there? Understand the getting out of London bit. Had opportunities to work there but turned them all down.

Yes, but remotely for the same company as I worked for before moving. Salary goes a bit further mind...

Shit bacon.
Shit weather...

It's nice today, and yet I'm watching it rain in Southampton on the TV. It's much more moderate than you'd imagine, basically 10-15 degrees all the time, which suits me fine as I don't really like anything over 25 anyway. Plenty of wind mind.

Also, missed Tokyo off the list, which really should have been the most interesting one. Albeit that was only for four months.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:34:24
Stroud, Bristol and then moved to Trowbridge for luuuuuv. I fucking hate Trowbridge with a passion. 


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:36:37
Stroud, Bristol and then moved to Trowbridge for luuuuuv. I fucking hate Trowbridge with a passion. 

'Luuuuuv' is a hell of a thing.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: tans on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:37:59
Buddies with Jeremy Clarkson maybe!

Used to clean his windows if that counts


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:41:55
I guess so and maybe a decent Xmas bonus😀


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:44:11
Swindon born and bred. Plan to relocate to South Devon asap.

I have those thoughts to but unsure of what location and how far from the coast


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: cdakev on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:50:20
Bought in Faringdon now live in Swindon


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:51:04
Hagbourne Wantage Salo Finland Auckland NZ Harwell and back to NZ


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:51:19
Bought in Faringdon now live in Swindon

You were purchased?  ???


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: cdakev on Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:00:26
You were purchased?  ???

Bought up in Faringdon


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:12:01
Bought up in Faringdon

Shame, I had visions of you being acquired from a Victorian poor house.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:13:18
Born in Bath (9 years). Moved to Fernham, Oxon (20 years), then Swindon (1 year), then Highworth (20 years). Not sure where I'm from  ;D


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:36:58
Are you a Paget?  :sherlock:

No, but my Best Friend is (albeit he’s a Spurs fan)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:55:04
Ha, I knew a few Bromham lads back in the day. I'm early 50s so not sure if we knew the same crowd?


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, June 21, 2021, 14:14:31
Born in Weymouth but moved to Swindon when 2. Been here since apart from a 6 month stint in Canada and 3 years in Cheltenham.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: welshred on Monday, June 21, 2021, 14:19:52
Born and bred in Swansea.

My old man is from Swindon and lived there until he moved to Swansea for work. He passed the gift of STFC to me...


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Berniman on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:10:25
Born and bred in Swansea.

My old man is from Swindon and lived there until he moved to Swansea for work. He passed the gift of STFC to me...

I'll call child services, see if they will work on a cold case..


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:13:25
Quote from: welshred
Born and bred in Swansea.

My old man is from Swindon and lived there until he moved to Swansea for work. He passed the gift of STFC to me...

not sure how old you are, but that's bad luck. Nobody could predict the rise of the Jacks looking at them in the early 90s.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: anglia red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:22:35
Born in Swindon( lived nexd door to George Hudson ) moved to Rochester kent in1956 ,moved to Fareham Hants in 1982 then Ashford kent in 1996 , moved to  Caiter-on Sea Norfolk in 2003


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:24:58
I'll call child services, see if they will work on a cold case..

I suspect there are a fair few of us on here who did not grow up in Swindon who are paying the price for the allegiances of our fathers....


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:29:27
Born an Air Force sprog in Gibraltar. Lived 9 years in Swindon (in Jonny Francombe’s childhood home) then Littleton Panell outside Devizes until I left for college. Then France for the last 35 years. Pretty certain I’ll never go back to live in the U.K. again.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:30:58
not sure how old you are, but that's bad luck. Nobody could predict the rise of the Jacks looking at them in the early 90s.

I nearly became a Swansea fan by default in the early 80's, had to have a football shirt for school and Giles in Carterton only had Swansea and Chelsea and I chose Chelsea as I liked blue, was converted over to the red side by my old man shortly afterwards.  


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, June 21, 2021, 15:33:10
I suspect there are a fair few of us on here who did not grow up in Swindon who are paying the price for the allegiances of our fathers....

Wish my bloody kids would take their dose of suffering. Little sods have never read their Larkin.

“Man hands on misery to man.
 It deepens like a coastal shelf.”


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 21, 2021, 16:17:30
I suspect there are a fair few of us on here who did not grow up in Swindon who are paying the price for the allegiances of our fathers....

On that yardstick I’d need to contact Phil Brown to help me choose an adoptive Swindonesque Indian lower league team then.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 16:56:15
Ha, I knew a few Bromham lads back in the day. I'm early 50s so not sure if we knew the same crowd?

You’re a bit younger than me (57),  but probably know a lot of them.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bedford Red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:02:45
i was born in Rodbourne Cheney, we moved away when i was 20 months old due to my Dad's work and i've lived in various places in Bedfordshire ever since.

Always supported the Town though, went to my first match back in 76. All the family supported them and still do.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:20:47
Portsmouth roots.
Born in Wallingford then Berks, now Oxon.
Harwell, Didcot and North Oxon villages.
In fact always Oxfordshire thus know many Pox fans who detest the fact that I have supported Swindon since 75. Both boys loyal Swindon Supporters although the young one often needs reminding he is not a Portsmouth fan.
Why Swindon? A mate from school and got so many other school mates following Swindon and still do so now with their own kids supporting the mighty Swindon.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Mr Stevens on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:31:01
Born in Guildford. Then Cheadle Hulme, West Ashton, Derry Hill, Whitley, Devizes (first Town game 1967 - one-nil win Torquay) Croydon, Devizes, Westbury, Beverley, Hull, Charlesworth,  Wylde Green, Sandwell Valley, Moseley, Charlesworth, Chorlton, Whalley Range, Chorlton, Stretford and Cadishead.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Hitchinred on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:41:35
Fife, Essex, Ayrshire, Swindon, SE London, N London, Hitchin


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:50:43
i was born in Rodbourne Cheney, we moved away when i was 20 months old due to my Dad's work and i've lived in various places in Bedfordshire ever since.

Always supported the Town though, went to my first match back in 76. All the family supported them and still do.

Ooh, which road Bedford? I have links to Rodbourne Cheney


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, June 21, 2021, 17:51:33
My reclusive alcoholic ways have left me uncomfortable leaving sn1 nowadays


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: ExiledEric on Monday, June 21, 2021, 18:01:23
Born Harrow, moved to Park North as a toddler, then Bristol then Edinburgh and now East Lothian. 


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, June 21, 2021, 18:57:46
Three years in OX3 the rest in SN2. Born in Ciren. Made in Swindon.

 :pint: everywhere.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, June 21, 2021, 19:00:55
Lived in the same village in the Rhondda Valleys all my life! No intention of moving anytime soon which makes me look boring as fuck having read back through this thread & seeing some of the places listed!!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: RobertT on Monday, June 21, 2021, 19:50:08
41 years in Swindon (Covingham, Freshbrook, Woodhall, Rodbourne Cheney, Lawns, Broad St/Manchester Rd area, Liden, Moredon and Eldene) followed by nearly 5 years in Newnan, Georgia USA (which just about clings to being a part of Metro Atlanta - it goes South very quickly below me).  My son pays a passing interest to Swindon results (mostly to poke fun at me I think) but has become a true local, following Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Utd.  I'd call the latter my second team now - helped they won the MLS in their second year.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, June 21, 2021, 19:52:46
Born in PMH
Raised in SN3
Three years in Chester for Uni
Back in SN3 since

I work in Faringdon and will probably look to move into Oxfordshire at some point.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: penhillbilly on Monday, June 21, 2021, 19:54:52
Born in Deacon St,raised in Walcot(east),lived in most areas of the town,couple of years in the army and a summer working in Weymouth,wouldn't live anywhere else,love this town,fuck the negative nellies  :smugfu:


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: SleafordRobin on Monday, June 21, 2021, 20:10:35
Born Grantham, due to my dad being posted there at the time, 3 years in Gibraltar, 2 in Newquay, 6 years in Germany then Swindon when he left the RAF. Joined up myself, another 6 years in Germany, Kings Lynn, Aylesbury, Sleaford & now settled in a cracking village in the heart of Norfolk.  All family descend from Ramsbury, Hungerford, hence my STFC ties.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: china red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 20:21:48
Cheltenham, Swindon, Noosa (oz), Swindon, Bath, Bangkok, Chongqing (China), Coventry, Warwick and now Southam


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Monday, June 21, 2021, 20:24:52
PMH then Walcot with a view of the floodlights from my bedroom window. Moved to Torbay (boo) in 1979. Would be a great move now but not when you're a Swindon obsessed nine year old. Every day is like Sunday. Back there periodically when unemployed.
Stoke on Trent for 3 drunken years, Rotherham for a year to show solidarity with the unemployed ex miners  :D. Dorchester and Weymouth for a boring year. Nottingham for two years mainly drunk in The Bell or Rock City. Thatcham and Newbury for a year whilst the A34 was being built. Wish I had been protesting in Snelsmore Wood rather than stuck in a queue going to and from Poxford. Trowbridge for a year allowing the locals some practice at damaging my car. Bath for ten years which was great. Liked Twerton but Lansdown was snobby. Then we saw the light and moved to Bradford on Avon. Wonderfully friendly town. Here until further notice.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Banker on Monday, June 21, 2021, 20:27:54
Bristol born, Exeter bred, since then peripatetic life - Horndean, Exminster, Lincoln, Chippenham, Exeter, El Campello, Bexhill-on-Sea, Swindon 'til I die !  :D


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: scillyred on Monday, June 21, 2021, 21:01:01
Born Bradford then Reading, Wantage, Harwell, Ox***d, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Isles of Scilly.
From the sublime to the ridiculous !


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 21, 2021, 21:21:18
oh, if we are doing full history...

Gloucester, Little Rissington, Cirencester*, Swansea (uni), Cirencester, Basingstoke, Tadley, Swindon

* class this as home town


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: welshred on Monday, June 21, 2021, 21:27:04
not sure how old you are, but that's bad luck. Nobody could predict the rise of the Jacks looking at them in the early 90s.

I’m 39. Not gonna lie, it’s been tough. In school all my mates supported the usual suspects - Man Utd, Liverpool, Arse etc. Only a couple of Swans fans, but then, the Swans were shite back then. Now I’m surrounded by Swansea fans who have had some amazing years recently. Beaten some big teams, got into Europe and won the League Cup.

Still, one club for life and all that.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Christy on Monday, June 21, 2021, 21:46:23
Lived 9 years in Swindon (in Jonny Francombe’s childhood home) then Littleton Panell outside Devizes until I left for college.
🤔 a little bizarrely, there’s another long-standing (dormant) forum member who lived in one of his previous homes…anyone else lived in any famous jockey’s houses? 🐴


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: mexico red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 21:57:46
Reading, Grove, Swindon, Birmingham, Brighton, Mexico city, Shoreham by sea, Malaga, Campo de Gibraltar


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Crackity Jones on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:07:24
Swindon, Wolverhampton, Swindon, Wolverhampton, Taunton, Pompey, Petersfield


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bedford Red on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:13:24
Ooh, which road Bedford? I have links to Rodbourne Cheney

Harvey Grove 4D, No 10 to be precise


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:31:31
Born in Chatham but moved to Swindon when I was 2 years old. Apart from a stint in Southampton for university and 6 months in Cardiff, I've stayed in Swindon, so it's definitely my home town.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: ReadingRed on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:32:34
Melksham born and bred. (Came dangerously close to becoming a Slave Trader during my childhood). Then Ealing/Hanwell/Brentford area for 25 years, and moved here to Winnersh 20 years ago.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: adje on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:41:08
Hindon


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: pantomime dame on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:46:50
Victoria Hospital, Cricklade, Longcote and West Swindon. It's been a whirlwind life.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, June 21, 2021, 22:50:48
Born Bradford then Reading, Wantage, Harwell, Ox***d, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Isles of Scilly.
From the sublime to the ridiculous !

When did you live in Harwell and how long for?


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, June 21, 2021, 23:00:43
🤔 a little bizarrely, there’s another long-standing (dormant) forum member who lived in one of his previous homes…anyone else lived in any famous jockey’s houses? 🐴

Perhaps it was the same house, which would be weirder still...

Should we set up a jockey-stalker sub-group? I love a good clique.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, June 21, 2021, 23:01:01
Born and brought up in Gloucester. After uni spent 8 years in Croydon, since when been in Cheltenham, for 30 years now.
Great place to live, even though take a bit of stick each time we fail to beat CTFC.
Like others STFC is a family trait; grandad from Cricklade and followed Town in Southern League days.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: ReadingRed on Monday, June 21, 2021, 23:34:15
When did you live in Harwell and how long for?
Framfield Rd 1990-92 then St Dunstan Rd 1992-2001.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, June 21, 2021, 23:47:37
Where you come from. Do you put the kettle on?
Kick it

Its the euros. all i could think of seeing the thread title!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 01:18:21
Harvey Grove 4D, No 10 to be precise

Aha, nice little area that. My connection is near Bessemer.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 07:54:42
This thread has brought a lot of the lurkers, good to see some names we rarely see or I haven't seen before.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Mr Stevens on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 08:46:22
🤔 a little bizarrely, there’s another long-standing (dormant) forum member who lived in one of his previous homes…anyone else lived in any famous jockey’s houses? 🐴
The Charlesworth house was the former home of Tony Wilson of Hacienda fame. Nice little cottage that I got from the people he sold it to. According to "24 hour party people", it was there that Ian Curtis stayed in when he was having marital problems. The same bedroom my mate shat in several years later on New Years Day!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 08:55:05
It seems very clear that many long term supporters came from the outskirts of Swindon.
What happens when these links to the club fade and die😞


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:12:19
Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Stroud in my childhood

Have been in Worcester for the last 30 years


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Zurich Red on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:37:05
This thread has brought a lot of the lurkers, good to see some names we rarely see or I haven't seen before.

Oh, alright then...

Chalford (22 years), London (6 years), Zurich (the rest). Getting close to half my life spent away from the UK now. I would still say that I am British even though I have both passports.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:40:33
It seems very clear that many long term supporters came from the outskirts of Swindon.
What happens when these links to the club fade and die😞

I could be wrong, but I imagine a lot of non-Swindon based supporters post on this forum as it's probably the closest thing to actually physically being in the ground/pub with other STFC fans. There are literally thousands of STFC fans that are Swindon or locally based that don't post on internet forums etc, so I wouldn't worry too much about fans links IMHO.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:48:17
It seems very clear that many long term supporters came from the outskirts of Swindon.
What happens when these links to the club fade and die😞

More like its what happens when a forum with a demographic of middle aged men is considered, people are much more footloose these days.

Oh and what Bob's O said!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:53:48
More like its what happens when a forum with a demographic of middle aged men is considered, people are much more footloose these days.

Oh and what Bob's O said!

I'll middle aged man you! ;)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:55:15
OB
Hope you are right and that will secure the future of the Football club.
Would be interesting to know the amount of support that came from the Railway and BMC works.
The last game I attended was at Orient and was really impressed with the support and especially with the amount of middle age 50 to 65 year old supporters that were there. Would be great to encourage all age groups to support the club.
Once Power has gone hopefully the supporters will return in numbers.    


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 09:58:26
OB
Hope you are right and that will secure the future of the Football club.
Would be interesting to know the amount of support that came from the Railway and BMC works.
The last game I attended was at Orient and was really impressed with the support and especially with the amount of middle age 50 to 65 year old supporters that were there. Would be great to encourage all age groups to support the club.
Once Power has gone hopefully the supporters will return in numbers.     


There are a lot of 'yoof' that do go. I think there is a decent mix of young and old that do go.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:03:32
Too much ‘top level’ football readily available these days.

Don’t think (m)any of the future generations will be hardcore Swindon loyalists. Best we can probably hope for is to be their ‘second team’ and hope they go to a decent amount of games for the ‘live’ experience.

...although nothing changes in the sense that people are more likely to turn up to support a winning team.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:05:25
I'll middle aged man you! ;)

Behave, I can't be the only one who is enjoying Bob's Orange- Escape to the Country' playing out on here!  :D ;)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:05:39
Plus, we are getting to the point where the future generations are being fathered by the original Sky 1992 generation of sofa supporters most of whom will pass their allegiances down the family tree I’d have thought


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:11:19
Plus fans arse being out priced and can't afford to hold very often


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:13:35
It seems very clear that many long term supporters came from the outskirts of Swindon.
What happens when these links to the club fade and die😞
Well, back in olden times there was naff all else to do that was even faintly exciting/entertaining. There used to be a whole mass of us travelled on the train from Chippenham to watch STFC - not particularly pleasant when we were playing City or Rovers and they were on the same train!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:15:15
Behave, I can't be the only one who is enjoying Bob's Orange- Escape to the Country' playing out on here!  :D ;)

my favourite program! (not that I ever get to watch due to work)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: scillyred on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 14:37:46
When did you live in Harwell and how long for?

Up The Holloway - my parents house.
In the early 70s for about 7/8 years.
It was an STFC enclave, as Cozy Powell lived next door  :D
If you fancy moving back, we are trying to let my Mum's house atm


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: THATCHAMRED on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 14:38:46
Born at PMH, lived in Hungerford for 35 years now in Thatcham.

My family were from Chilton Foliat and Ramsbury. My gran was head house keeper at Littlecote House when it was owned by the Wills family and used to go to the CG with Seaton back in the 60s and early 70s.

We are hoping to relocate to the Isle of Wight or South Devon to be by the sea and relax eventually.

Swindon til I die!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Ticker45 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 15:53:11
Latter end of the war baby, born in Hindhead, Surrey as mum was visiting a friend and I decided that was enough of being cooped up. Back to Swindon at six weeks to Commercial Road, then Moredon , Park North and now Greenmeadow for the last nearly fifty years. Where has time gone?


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 17:31:03
Up The Holloway - my parents house.
In the early 70s for about 7/8 years.
It was an STFC enclave, as Cozy Powell lived next door  :D
If you fancy moving back, we are trying to let my Mum's house atm

Cozy Powell taught my brother drums!

If you knew any Leighs in Harwell at that time I was probably related to them.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 18:26:14
People's Republic of Chalford. Mostly Glosvegas since with a bit of Uncle Sam and Yorkieness thrown in for good measure.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 21:11:38
That's unbelievable.
You are either Mike S or his brother who lived in the Holloway Harwell.
Your father had a disability and needed a wheelchair?
Yes I also knew Cosy Powell as I  needed to repair his Television equipment.
Jeremy I lived close by as well
Suggest that you would know Duke as well
Stay well


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 21:55:10
Up The Holloway - my parents house.
In the early 70s for about 7/8 years.
It was an STFC enclave, as Cozy Powell lived next door  :D
If you fancy moving back, we are trying to let my Mum's house atm

Mum still lives in the village and know where you were living.
Cozy Powell used to have a kick around with us in the park.
He lived in that white cottage just as you turned right up the Holloway. Still get back to the village but it’s been spoilt now with the housing developments.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 21:57:25
Cozy Powell taught my brother drums!

If you knew any Leighs in Harwell at that time I was probably related to them.
As you know I knew your family.
Knew your brother H.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 21:58:59
That's unbelievable.
You are either Mike S or his brother who lived in the Holloway Harwell.
Your father had a disability and needed a wheelchair?
Yes I also knew Cosy Powell as I  needed to repair his Television equipment.
Jeremy I lived close by as well
Suggest that you would know Duke as well
Stay well


Small World Mate.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: scillyred on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:05:35
That's unbelievable.
You are either Mike S or his brother who lived in the Holloway Harwell.
Your father had a disability and needed a wheelchair?
Yes I also knew Cosy Powell as I  needed to repair his Television equipment.
Jeremy I lived close by as well
Suggest that you would know Duke as well
Stay well


Mike S - well sleuthed  :bye:


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:06:42
I'm glad I started this thread  :-[


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:07:40
Very small world..
Only sad that Power is currently still in ours😞


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:11:15
Mike S
Long time between drinks
Hope all is well for you


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:13:33
Must go now
However look after yourself
B


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:26:29
I honestly didn't think this thread would get so interesting, that's probably because i've spent my entire life in SN3. Well done, TEF :)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:11:58
Allegedly the first baby born at home in a prefab in Swindon. Delivered by Dr Liechenstein who managed to escape from Fascist persecution and death but not members of his family, I have since been told. Lived in London, Manchester and Gloucestershire after Swindon. Met Reg in the Wheatsheaf in Old Town in 1980ish. Became mates after that as supporters and dads. Just off now from Stroud on the train with a Scouser to collect Reg's old programmes etc. The Scouser takes memorabilia around to help people with dementia etc. My dad played in the same team in the 1930s in Swindon as Terry Wollen's dad and Ernie Hunt's grandad. 'Up the Town.'


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:50:57
As you know I knew your family.
Knew your brother H.

Hopefully bump into you at a game next season (post Power obviously)


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:22:48
Born in SN3, moved from SN3 to SN3 at the age of 1 and now live in… SN3. I’m well travelled.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:26:27
You must like the stratton area 😀


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:46:24
Hopefully bump into you at a game next season (post Power obviously)
Sounded threatening


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 14:15:22
I'm glad I started this thread  :-[

A surprisingly interesting thread


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 14:20:53
Hopefully bump into you at a game next season (post Power obviously)
How much will you charge to post him? can I suggest crowd funding it to make sure its further away....


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 14:22:59
Hopefully bump into you at a game next season (post Power obviously)

Hopefully 👍


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Maidenhead Red on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 14:53:27
Melksham born and bred. (Came dangerously close to becoming a Slave Trader during my childhood). Then Ealing/Hanwell/Brentford area for 25 years, and moved here to Winnersh 20 years ago.

Love the Showcase Cinema in Winnersh

Born in Taplow (Old Canadian Red Cross Hospital which has since been turned into a housing estate)
Lived in Maidenhead and surrounding villages (Cookham/Cox Green) all my life



Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 15:14:57
Swindon always . Hopefully leave in 10 years when the kids are grown up


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: normy on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 15:52:45
Swindon born and bred.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 16:33:00
Love the Showcase Cinema in Winnersh

Born in Taplow (Old Canadian Red Cross Hospital which has since been turned into a housing estate)
Lived in Maidenhead and surrounding villages (Cookham/Cox Green) all my life



I used to sell to the hardware shop at Cox Green, Steane and Co. lovely family run business.


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Maidenhead Red on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 16:55:50
I used to sell to the hardware shop at Cox Green, Steane and Co. lovely family run business.

I know it, still going strong


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 20:18:59
Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex then lived in
Cowley, Hayes, Colchester (sent down), Hayes, Wheathampstead, Bumbles Green, Welwyn Garden City,
Hatfield, Hayes, Pinehurst, Scabby Meads
that was cathartic - couldn't afford to go to Stamford Bridge after 1999 so decided to check out the Town in 2000 - oops still here


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:36:14
Be thankful you didn't get stuck in Cowley!


Title: Re: Where you from?
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10:35:40
Not sure this is the right thread, but I saw this earlier....
A local lad, didn't know that.
Could make a film about him.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57589822