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Heron at Coate Water
Jo Dunningham 9/2004

Spotted on the side of a Thamesdown bus!

"Swindon poet Richard Jefferies wrote of the 'soul life'.
"These days we find part of Swindon's soul at Coate Water."

Well-known Victorian writer Richard Jefferies was born at Coate and spent his youth there. The countryside at Coate is central to his writings.

Heron at Coate Water
Heron at Coate Water 7/2004 (MW)

  • New! Coate Water information site
  • Coate's Wonderful Dragonfly Assemblage
  • Further recent photos are in gallery 1.
  • More photos in gallery 2.
  • Lanterns on the Lake photos
  • Coate Water including map of part of the proposed development
  • Coate Stone Circle
  • Photographs of Swindon's condemned Front Garden
  • Deer photographs from the Front Garden
  • Letter from a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust volunteer

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