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Did you know that Swindon has several James Bond links? Ian Fleming bought and demolished Warneford Place, a house in Sevenhampton to the north of Swindon, and built a new one Ė Sevenhampton Place - in its stead, moving in a year before his death in 1964. The novelist is buried in the churchyard of St Jamesís Church there. And two Bond movies - A View to a Kill and The World is not Enough - had scenes shot at industrial sites in the town.

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Billie Piper
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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