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It’s not all eating breakfast or selling ducks

 Summer Solstice celebration And so it came to pass that our small group of  Eddie, Pam, Richard, (who supplied these pictures) Gill, Bob, Ray, my niece Lucinda and I assembled at 02.45 on Thursday morning 21 June, and set off from Hackpen Hill to walk to Avebury. It was a cool and clear night, we were in good spirits and no-one fell over this time. We had our quota of odd encounters though: two ...
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Caption Competition

Summer Madness - And another chance to win Thanks to Rotarian Dick Mattick's generosity there is a chance here to win £25 for your favourite charity.  This can be one you run or simply admire.   The winner will be invited to join us for breakfast to receive their cheque.   Closing date 25 August. Entries to Swindonoldtownrotary@mail.com before 25 August please ******************************...
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Fun and Games at this year’s Call My Wine Bluff

Call My Wine Bluff The fifth Wednesday event for November was a Call My Wine Bluff. This was another of a series of such evenings held over the years where guests try to guess the wine they are tasting from descriptions given by three ‘experts’.   And what an evening it was.  Six wines had been chosen by Chris Eley (who can forget the talk he gave us on ‘Sex, Death and Seafood’) They c...
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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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Saying a fond farewell to Assistant Governor Steve Parsons

Rotarian Steve Parsons and his wife Teresa have given up their jobs and home here in Swindon to move to Dorset. This is to be able to live closer to Steve’s mother to enable her to stay in her own home. Teresa moved first and found a super job and Steve has now been able to join her. However before Steve left there was a noisy farewell meeting at Swindon Old Town where everyone including members o...
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