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We all know David Attenborough has travelled the world for many decades for his famed television programmes on natural history. He has explored mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and seas. He has brought to our screens strange and fascinating creatures. In all this time however there is one species that Attenborough has not presented to the world; the Yellow Swindon Old Town Rotary Plastic Duck. ...
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What a Duck Race that was – May 2017

Despite the showers and some mud more than 3,000 people attended the Swindon's Famous Duck Race and Family Day Out at Westcott Recreation Ground on Bank Holiday Monday.  This is its fifteenth year and with the added bonus of Lucy Pet Carer's excellent fun dog show there were masses of things to do and lots of ways to spend your money.     Amazingly there were seven happy win...
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The official launch of Swindon’s Famous Duck Race gets off to a cracking start.

The open season for selling duck race tickets opened at fun evening at the Lalbagh Restaurant in Rodbourne on Wednesday 29th March. Attended by the deputy mayor Councillor Maureen Penny and accompanied by her daughter, the evening was further boosted with a donation of £250 from Abdul Amin the owner of the Lalbagh. “This year’s duck race and family day out will take place on Bank Holiday Mo...
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Merry Christmas

With the big day almost upon us all, there was just enough time for the members of Old Town Rotary and their guests to get together for breakfast before we take a short break over the Christmas period to recharge the batteries ready for the second half of this Rotary year.   Members met at the usual time and place to enjoy the customary full English and exchange some fellowship. The vast major...
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Charity Day

President Chris hosted a different club meeting this week, as Old Town Rotary hosted 18 visitors from a number of charities previously and currently supported by the club. The focus was on Swindon's Famous Duck Race, which raises in excess of £15000 every year, and Chris explained how it works and how so many local charities are able to benefit from the event, simply by selling ducks for the ra...
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