Today I joined Andy Binks from the Swindon Society as he led a group from the Swindon Health Walks on a guided tour of the Railway Village.
The Walking for Health initiative aims to improve your general well being; help reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions; lift your mood and introduce you to new people.
Andy and I had a great time and here are the photographs to prove it.
|Andy assembles the troops|
|Walking along the backsies - or what do you call them?|
|In Reading Street Andy tells the story of a serious case of overcrowding|
|The Mechanics' Institute|
|St Mark's Church|
|The GWR Park|
|Taunton Street and the home of Jim Hurst, king of all engine drivers|
|the old Medical Fund Hospital|
|Milton Road Baths and the Medical Fund Hospital provided a blue print for Aneurin Bevan's National Health Service|
Telephone 01793 465413 if you'd like to know more about the Swindon Health Walks.
And if you're interested in the fascinating history of Swindon, why not join the Swindon Society