THIS week 13 years ago there were fun days and carnivals throughout the area.

They included a classic car show, a model village charity event and Steam holding one of its Meet the Railwaymen gatherings.

At the Wyvern theatre there was a rare meeting of reptilian mascots, as the Adver’s Alfie the Alligator and the theatre’s Willy the Wyvern were among the celebrities pictured at a special event held to promote the arts in Swindon.

In Purton, two sisters found a corner of their garden was home to the very impressive caterpillars of an even more impressive moth.