10 things called 'Swindon' which aren't Swindon

The East Gill cave system

The East Gill cave system

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1. Swindon Hole. Part of the Ease Gill cave system in Cumbria, which is Britain’s longest at about 40 miles. Swindon Hole includes various passages and a pool.

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2. Swindon Road, Tampa, Florida. Handy for Berkeley Preparatory School and the Presbytery of Tampa Bay. Recently a three-bedroom family home there sold for £71,600 – about £42,950.

 

3. Swindon Road, Rocklin, California. Good schools and a park nearby. A five-bedroom house can be had for the equivalent of about £248,000 and the weather is currently clear and sunny.

 

4. Swindon Grove, an upmarket street in McKinnon, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Swindon Advertiser:

5. Swindon Book Company Limited, 13-15 Lock Road, Hong Kong. swindonbooks.com

 

Swindon Advertiser:

6. Swindon Village, a suburb of Cheltenham, although you probably knew about that one already.

 

Swindon Advertiser:

7. Swindon, a village in Staffordshire. You might already know about that one, too.

 

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8. Mark Swindon, head of sales, Paton’s Confectionery, 17 Rushdale Street, Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

 

9. In fact, most people whose surname is Swindon, of whom there are several hundred. Genealogists suggest the majority are descended not from Swindonians but from people who lived in a tiny Yorkshire hamlet called Swinden.

 

10. The Swindon Boarding House, which operated in Marjoribanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand in the 19th Century.

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3:58pm Sat 22 Feb 14

LordCharles says...

Well that's five minutes of my life I will never get back.
Well that's five minutes of my life I will never get back. LordCharles
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12:57pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Alan B'stard says...

Took you 5 mins to read that forgettable list?

You must be thick.
Took you 5 mins to read that forgettable list? You must be thick. Alan B'stard
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