GOOD NEWS – The bridge is open as works have been cancelled. So just ignore whats below………..see you all at the show
Railway bridge closure, November – April 2015
This information is for anyone attending the ‘Winter Image’ show on the 22nd Feb 2015.
I wasn’t going to post this just yet, but a number of people are already arranging their accommodation within the Swindon area and they may find this helpful.
It affects anyone attending the show venue, from the town side of Grange Drive. The railway bridge on the B4006 at Greenbridge, has been closed and will remain so until April 2015 while they renew and raise the bridge for the electrification of the main London railway system. There is a diversion signed, but it takes you back towards the town centre. See Map
The railway bridge on Ermin Street, which is off the A419 Swindon bypass, A420 Oxford Road junction is no problem and may be your best route to the show. It is controlled by traffic lights which keeps the traffic moving as it is busy at peak times. Luckily the show is on a Sunday as traffic is lighter.
It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Ron Moorcroft a few days ago, He was a Lifetime Member of the Swindon Club.
Ron had been a member of the club since the 70’s until bad health prevented him from taking any active part in club meetings. His wife Jean also in the photograph was for a number of years the Club Chairperson.
Sadly Jean died a number of years prior to Ron. Both were always very enthusiastic about all club activities and some of the older bonsai enthusiasts out there will remember them both from the numerous shows that they attended around the country. Many traders will miss him, as he loved to purchase the bigger expensive trees and pots. He was always seeking out those larger trunks.
They both went out of their way to attract and encourage new members, I myself was taken under Ron’s wing well before I even had my own first tree and he trusted me with working on his own collection.
His funeral will be at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on Monday the 21st July at 2.15pm.