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Newspaper Archives 2006

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Days of Whale Bridges & Quiverring Bogs

Link to Days of Whale Bridges and Quivering Bogs

Find out what quavy gogs are (or were) in this first mention of Swindon branch's DVD detailing the history of the canal in the town

Swindon Evening Advertiser - December 2006

 
Cricklade County Way - Have your views

Link to Have A Say Over Canal Project

The Cricklade Country Way plan is growing in visibility. This article invites you to share your views on the proposals

Swindon Evening Advertiser - October 2006

 
Scheme Banking on Jackpot

icon_jackpot_100More information on the lottery bid for the Cricklade Country Way. This details the impact the plan would have on Swindon and Cricklade

Swindon Evening Advertiser - October 2006

 
Canal could bring in £7m

icon_7m_ayear_100But where will the water come from? - Ken Oliver takes up this and other challenges in a letters section

Swindon Evening Advertiser - August 2006

 
Doubt anyone can save Canal

icon_doubt_save-canal_100The start of the debate as to why the Wilts and Berks closed as a going concern

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 
Canals won't happen

icon_canals_wont_happen_100Worries about drunks falling into a restored canal are the focus of this poets attention

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 

 
Do not by-pass Canal project

icon_do_not_bypass_100With the planned redevelopment of Swindon town centre this writer argues the opportunity is too good to miss

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 

 
Green Link to Cricklade

icon_green_link_cricklade_100News of the North Wilts Canal progressing to the last stages of the lottery bid

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 

 
Bluh aiming to unlock Canals

icon_bluh_unlock_canal_100The main article showing Councillor Bluh's willingness to unlock the canal in Swindon

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 
Going with the flow for a new Canal

icon_going_flow_new_canal_100A further article showing the possibilities around restoration of the canal through the centre of Swindon

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 
And the Band Played On

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And the Band Played On: A review of Swindon branch's musical evening which featured Swindon Concert Brass

Swindon Evening Avertiser - November 2006

 
Swindon Concert Brass Band

icon_concert_brass_100Swindon branch photograph of their Concert Brass event. A great night was had by those attending but this shows the size of the musical team

Swindon Evening Advertiser - October 2006

 
Drive to Save Link at Latton Basin

icon_latton_basin_and_3generation_100Three generations come together to help preserve the Latton Basin link to the North Wilts Canal

Swindon Evening Advertiser - August 2006

 
Research our Canal History

icon_research_canal_history_100Gary Mason corrects an earlier letter writer as to why the original Wilts & Berks canal closed

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 
Water Act of Lunacy

icon_canals_water_act_lunacy-100Madness and lunacy is the charge of this letter

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 
We haven't got the water

icon_we_havent_got_water_100The Evening Advertiser letter pages ask the question "Where is the water coming from?"

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 
Councils should concentrate

icon_council_should_concentrate_100The pros and cons of restoring the canal through Swindon - at least according to the letters pages

Swindon Evening Advertiser August 2006

 
Restored Canal could provide boost

icon_restored-canal_boost_100Having started the conversations, it appears the merits of the canal are being seen. This details how benefits could come to Swindon

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 
Your Views - Messing about in boats

icon_yourviews_messing-about_100Westlease makes its debut this summer with boats taking to the water at Kingshill

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 
Canals idea nice

icon_canal_idea_nice_100In a lively letters page, this Swindon resident gives a mixed view on the proposal to return the canal to Swindon

Swindon Evening Advertiser July 2006

 
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