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Keith Laurence, who was less than impressed when the West Swindon shopping centre was being built within sight of his home

REWIND: A most unpopular murder

A model of the David Murray John Tower

REWIND: Two tall storeys

The experiment to discover how much was too much had ended badly

Raise a glass to yet more booze advice

Don't wait for the kind of weather which hit Wiltshire in January 2013 before 'winter-proofing' your car

10 tips for making sure your car copes this winter

One of three cellars rediscovered during building work in Cricklade Street in 2007

Tales of the underground - Swindon's smuggling network?

Swindon welcomed Pamela Powell, the wife of controversial politician Enoch Powell.

REWIND: When Mrs Powell popped in

The scene of the rail crash at Stratton Green bridge in 1958

REWIND: A lucky escape

Craftsman Simon Webb with a commemorative pen

Simon’s passions are labours of love, says Barrie Hudson

It’s not compulsory to look like this in Liverpool, you know

Barrie Hudson says: Turning the lights off? Calm down...

One of Wiltshire Council's fleet of gritting lorries

10 things you probably didn't know about gritting Wiltshire's roads

60ft glass dome looked like a vast, gleaming, semi-spherical  spaceship being built

Barry Leighton goes under the Dome at Swindon's Oasis

Barrie Hudson is fired up over thick people

Barrie Hudson is fired up over bonfires, fireworks...

Churchfields School pupils took part in an integration exercise with disabled children at. Princess Margaret Hospital.

REWIND: Santa joined the space age

Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips married in 1973

REWIND: Wedding fever is a right royal do

Experts became excited by the springs but as far as local residents David Large, left, and David Hillier were concerned it is just a “smelly old bog”

It’s mud, mud, inglorious mud, says Barry Leighton

REWIND: Hospitals in poor health

REWIND: Hospitals in poor health

Sussex Square in Walcot, as featured in the Swindon Evening Advertiser 57 years ago

REWIND: The future of shopping

Jamie Oliver

See sweet sense on sickly sugar tax, says Barrie Hudson

A thatcher making repairs to The Old Thatch, probably in the 1950s.

Putting a roof over our heads

Mike Kennedy with fellow Prospect team member Anna Smithson

Hospitality’s loss is hospice’s gain

Try pumpkin carving at Roves Farm Visitor Centre

Top 10 things to do in Wiltshire this half term as Halloween approaches

Pop group The Searchers played in Swindon this week in 1967

REWIND: Groovy kind of love

Swindon’s North Star College pictured in the early 1970s, when it stood on 250,000 tons of burning ash. Right, a graphic showing the safety measures that were being put in place

REWIND: Heat is on at Swindon college

Carol far right at the contact centre

Swindon contact centre is helping families cope in a crisis

avement artist Danny Rowland might be one of those whose work could be curtailed by the Public Spaces Protection Order

It's all smiles over this way to boost town, says Barrie Hudson

It’s the film that they want - Swindon cinemagoers queue up to see Grease at the ABC in Regent Street

REWIND: Treasure seekers’ triumphant find

Mums prepare to tells their stories of children being terrorised by stray dogs at Park South.

REWIND: Families in fear of packs of dogs

Jeremy Holt has lived in Swindon since 1985 and has completed every half marathon in the town since then apart from four    Picture: DAVE COX

Barrie Hudson meets a Swindon solicitor with zest for life and a spring in his step

Real or not real? Barrie Hudson considers the real problem of policing us all

Real or not real? Barrie Hudson considers the problem of policing us all

The Parade, which was then the town centre’s first newfangled pedestrian precinct

REWIND: We take a bold step into Swindon's future

Gladys Jack shows off her balancing act on a car in 1937, which featured on the front page of the Advertiser.

REWIND: poised for success

Richard James, 56, is secretary of Swindon and North Wiltshire CAMRA, which has organised the town’s 29th annual beer festival at Steam for October 22 to 24. Retired financial worker Richard lives in Old Town.

Cheers for the beers, says Barrie Hudson

Witches being hanged

A spell-binding tale of witches, by Barry Leighton

Upper class types – don’t panic! These are simply working class-type people returning home after a hard day at the factory

A survivor’s guide for the upper class from Barrie Hudson

Richard Street, 21, and his dog Ziggy are cheered home at the County Ground

A marathon effort all round, says Barry Leighton

Children waving their ‘swaps’ in the air as Keith Chegwin came to town for the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

REWIND: Hold the press Cheggars is in town

Canon Roy Blake and his wife, Peta, who were heading off to Mityana

REWIND: Canon’s mission to help Uganda

A programme for young drivers has real potential

You live and Learn, says Barrie Hudson

Swindon Council's chief executive Paul Doherty

Big ideas? That’s nothing new, says Barry Leighton

Jeremy Corbyn during his visit to Swindon back in January 2003, seen here addressing an audience at the Pilgrim Centre in Regent Circus

When an obscure backbencher, Jeremy Corbyn, came to Swindon

Mr D Haddrell, a veteran of the Boer War

REWIND: Oh what a lovely Boer war vet

Ian Howard and Carrie Grant

Barrie Hudson meets volunteers helping to restore people's faith in themselves

A good idea at the time, says Barrie Hudson

A good idea at the time, says Barrie Hudson

Where is all this volunteering leading to?

Where is all this volunteering leading to? asks Barrie Hudson

Report of George Foulds replacing Decameron on the bookshelf at his wife Elsie's shop in Commercial Road

REWIND: Bid to ban ‘filthy’ book in Swindon

Deacons, Old Town from left, Isambard Thomas, a descendant of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Richard Deacon, the owner of Deacons

Barrie Hudson meets Swindon's little gem - a jewellers that dates back to 1848

Parking attendants have had a body camera trial but why stop with them?

It’s just the ticket, says Barrie Hudson

Buckingham Palace's official Twitter account released this photo of the Queen at her desk by Mary McCartney today

VIDEO: Tributes paid as Queen becomes longest reigning British monarch

Swindon’s acting education officer Keith Smith, the Mayor Dave Cox, Town Crier Fred Ferris and Andrew Nye, chair Primary Heads Association at the unveiling of the blue plaque in 2002

OK... who broke the old school stone? Barry Leighton investigates

Mayor Ashley Roberts and Thamesdown Council industrial adviser Douglas Smith with the model of the David Murray John Tower

REWIND: Lofty ambitions

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