Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Walking back to happiness, woopah oh yeah yeah

Helen Shapiro knew a thing or two about walking.

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

Bristol Street

St Mark's Church

The GWR Park

Park House

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

and subscribe to Swindon Heritage?

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