When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi by David MaranissIn this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.
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15 Best Things to Do in Swindon (Wiltshire, England)
Leave Swindon and arrive in Amsterdam within a few hours. Photo: amsterdam 1 image by Nathalie P from Fotolia. You can travel from Swindon to Amsterdam relatively quickly and at a reasonable cost if you travel by ferry or budget airlines. While there are no direct transportation links between the two towns, Swindon has good links to Bristol and London, which have air links to Amsterdam. Use the Internet to combine methods of transportation and you should have a smooth journey. Fly to Amsterdam for a quicker journey.
At the census , it had a population of , Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority , independent of Wiltshire Council since Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. Swindon is home to the Bodleian Library's book depository,  the English Heritage National Monument Record Centre, the headquarters of the National Trust , on the site of the former Great Western Railway works, and the Nationwide Building Society , and a Honda car manufacturing plant, which is due to close in The original Anglo-Saxon settlement of Swindon sat in a defensible position atop a limestone hill. It is referred to in the Domesday Book as Suindune, believed to be derived from the Old English words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill" or possibly Sweyn's hill, Sweyn being a Scandinavian name akin to Sven and English swain, meaning a young man.
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The county town was originally Wilton , after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge. - Enriched with Victorian parks and gardens, museums including the award winning Steam Museum, and an art gallery. Originally, Swindon was a small market town mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The town, in Wiltshire, south west England, has an abnormally high number of flashers and peeping Toms. According to new Home Office figures, there were 94 cases of people exposing themselves or spying on others in the 12 months up to September The figure has increased from 40 instances of flashing and voyeurism, which can carry a custodial sentence if suspects are convicted, recorded in the same Swindon area over the same period the year before. The statistics mean that, when taking an average, one in 2, people in Swindon will exhibit some type of pervy antics. Following perverted capital of the UK, the London borough of Camden comes in at second place and Hackney in third. Blackpool and Westminster complete the top of the perverted pops with the fourth and fifth rates of flashers and voyeurs in the country.