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ON THIS DAY: from Monday February 8

ON THIS DAY: from Monday February 8

Helen Duncan

Barry Leighton looks at last convicted witch - true medium or unscrupulous fraud?

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The PMH was struggling to keep out the draughts

REWIND: We’re building up to a brighter future

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REWIND: A nurse’s right to wear the  trousers

REWIND: A nurse’s right to wear the trousers

Sleep? Help out at the library instead, says Barrie Hudson

Sleep? Help out at the library instead, says Barrie Hudson

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On this day from Monday January 25

On this day from Monday January 25

The history of Littlecote House dates to the 13th Century. Today it is a country hotel run by Warner H

Barry Leighton looks at the not so lost crusade

Lorry has got stuck beneath the railway bridge

A chance to make council heads spin, says Barrie Hudson

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The Empire Theatre, which opened its doors for the first time in 1898 as The New Queen’s Theatre

Blast from past for Empire demolisher

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On this day from Monday January 18

Phil King, 78, pictured earlier this month in the studio he concocted at his Pinehurst home with “bits of junk and scrap” and where he painted countless scenes of what he likes to refer to as Old Swindon

Phil has a proper brush with history, says Barry Leighton

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Miss Whiplash — aka Marion Akin —  1992 in her crucifix dungeon

REWIND: All of them stars in their own right

point at which the new motorway crossed Croft Road – or rather, would cross Croft Road once a bridge was built.

REWIND: On the road again

Helen Auburn, who is an anti-sugar advocate

Life can be sweet if you eat right...says Helen Auburn

20 per cent sugar tax on café food and drink at hospitals

Make big firms pay for unhealthy food, says Barrie Hudson

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On this day from Monday, January 11

On this day from Monday, January 11 2016

On this day from Monday, January 4

On this day from Monday, January 4 2016

In 1991 Toothill School in Swindon undertook a project to trace the history of Snap which included laying a memorial stone where the hamlet once stood

Village vanished in a Snap, says Barry Leighton

Fiona Fullerton

REWIND: When you know what you’re doing

Preparations for the arrival of colour television in Swindon;

REWIND: Colourful world in black and white

Broadband plan on  fast track to failure

Broadband plan on fast track to failure, says Barrie Hudson

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An emotional Mike Bowden following this week’s meeting about the future of Lydiard Park, which he is battling to save

BIG INTERVIEW: Barrie Hudson meets chairman of the Friends of Lydiard Park Mike Bowden

The old redbrick market was demolished in 1977 (photo courtesy of Andy Binks/Swindon Society)

Bring out your wrecking ball

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Union officials Mary Roger Bill Baxter and June Little return from America;

REWIND: Reaching new heights

REWIND: Don’t mess with Mitzi

REWIND: Don’t mess with Mitzi

Hazel Woodridge with Ollie, Monty and Stanley. Hazel was recently awarded a BEM from the Queen for her services to carriage driving

Forever at the reins

That daily ‘nightcap’ has now been deemed even worse for your health than it was before

A little of what you fancy does no good, says Barrie Hudson

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Photographed against the backdrop of Avebury Church in 1984

He really was our history man, says Barry Leighton

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Look back with Barrie Hudson: December 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: December 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson:November 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: November 2015

David Stoddart with pensioners campaigning for an increase in their pensions in The Parade in Swindon;

REWIND: We were all on the money in 1971

Fashion icons

REWIND: Guy is bang on trend

Pain but no gain in new year diet plan, says Barrie Hudson

Pain but no gain in new year diet plan, says Barrie Hudson

On this day from Wednesday December 30 2015

On this day from Wednesday December 30 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: October 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: October 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: September 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: September 2015

On this day from Monday December 28 2015

Forever Imber campaigners arrive in the village led by a tractor 54 years ago

Barry Leighton uncovers the village they will never let die

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newsagent Narendra Patel

Look back with Barrie Hudson: August 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: June 2015

Look back with Barrie Hudson: June 2015

illustrator Steve Antony with X-Files star Gillian Anderson

Look back with Barrie Hudson: May 2015

Tina Davies, of Shaw

Look back with Barrie Hudson: March 2015

Eddie Izzard, in support of Swindon South Labour candidate Anne Snelgrove,

Look back with Barrie Hudson: May 2015

Festive fairytale from the brothers grim

Barry Leighton tells a festive fairytale from the brothers grim

REWIND: new star hits the  west end

REWIND: new star hits the west end

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Oak & Furrows founder Serena Stevens with a rescued otter

Barrie Hudson uncovers some fine care for wildlife

Great Western Hospital in Swindon

Plan first and avoid hospital road woes, says Barrie Hudson

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On this day from Monday December 14

Mummers’ the word, says Barry Leighton

Mummers’ the word, says Barry Leighton

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Crowdys Hill teacher Pam Myers with headteacher Cedric Kearsley

REWIND: The late seventies could be hard work

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