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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Preparing to send off the Bid

On Wednesday 29 November, members of the Trust were asked to attend a photoshoot at the Civic Offices in Euclid Street, to celebrate the delivery of the newly bound copies of the Bid for the new Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to be delivered the following day to the Heritage Lottery Fund offices in Exeter. Several photographers spent about half an hour getting Rod Hebden to pose with a wheelbarrow full of postcards with a line of us behind him and on the steps of the Civic Offices, which posed a problem for leader of the council David Renard, because being taller than most of us had to stand on a low step at the front of the group. We held copies of the Bid above our heads, we cheered and generally did all the things we were asked to do, but I can't find a record in the media of any of the photos taken that day.
I took these two when I arrived, Eleanor Collins from Vox PR handing over one of the Bid folders
and here's the front cover with an artist's impression of the building designed by Make Architects
The next day, Thursday 30 November, we supporters met outside the Museum to wave Rod Hebden and Paul Holmes off and wish them luck.
Above Tom Seaward reporter at the Swindon Advertiser simultaneously photographing and interviewing Rod.
I like this photo above because it shows Rod in action with a box of postcards!!
A selection of articles in the Swindon Advertiser and Rod Hebden's column have been very positive and informative,and show a selection of photos.
12 October:

from 18 October:

10 November written as a result of Rod's input at our AGM:

16 November:

when the bid had gone in 30 November:

There was also a handy 4 page pull out about the bid on 1 December,.
Fingers crossed for a good result.

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