Friday, January 15, 2016

Swindon's own Calendar Girls

I can't wait for April to arrive. Not just for the warm Spring weather, but to be able to turn over the calendar page and look at these images of lovely Lydiard Park.

Margie Phillips and Ali Swann have turned their pride in our hometown and their passion for photography into a 21st century cottage industry - Swindon Perspectives.

"The first year we produced calendars as Christmas presents for our family and friends," said Margie, now, three years later, the 2016 calendar comes in three different formats and they are adding greetings cards to their repertoire.

The two friends have a substantial archive of images revealing the hidden beauty of our much maligned town and discussions are already underway for the theme of the 2017 calendar.

If you would like to know more about Swindon Perspectives contact them on and look out for their Facebook page, currently under construction.

Margie and Ali are also putting together an illustrated presentation, so if you are events secretary for a club or society, contact them on the above email address.

Meanwhile, do you think I could skip straight to April and look at lovely Lydiard Park for the next three months?

Richard Jefferies Museum, Coate - August 2016

Stanton Fitzwarren - September 2016

Ali Swann

Margie Phillips

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