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Swindon’s History of Bigamy, Battles and Booze

If you asked people across Britain to say what they knew about Swindon, they’d probably mumble something about the Magic Roundabout, the Designer Outlet Centre or the epic waterslides at the Oasis Leisure Centre. There’s an awful lot more to Swindon than that though – the town’s history has been endlessly exciting and often eye-openingly immoral. Fancy learning more? Despite …

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Sidmouth’s History of Soldiers, Celebs and Smugglers

It can be hard to believe when you walk through the sleepy streets of Sidmouth, but the town has had a pretty exciting history. Sure, the streets are now populated by gentle pensioners licking seagulls* and counting ice creams*, but the town has seen a great deal of crazy activity in years past. Don’t believe me? Well, just read on. *I …