Calyx Picture Agency round-up of 2014.

Some of the highlights of the year that Calyx Picture Agency has covered.

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Official picture used by David Bent.

Aircraft played a big part in the year with local Red Arrows official artist, David Bent, having his book presented to Prince Charles at the Royal International Air Tattoo in July.:


The RIAT event  provided a couple of static aircraft pictures as well:

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The mock up of the troubled F35 fighter on show at RIAT. Picture in Sunday Times



Aircraft tails were in fashion as the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance took to the skies above Wiltshire for the first time as it flew over Coate Water on its way to GWH for the first time.

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Moving planes were a bit slower than expected! “There’s a porpoise behind me and he is treading on my tail.” (Miss quote from Alice in Wonderland) as an Airbus was moved from Kemble and AMS showed how it was done.

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An Airbus is moved by road from Kemble in Gloucestershire to Portbury Docks Pictures used in Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror.
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AMS demonstrated how to move an aircraft at Kemble



Feeling as though you could fly must have been the emotions felt by the A Level students at New College when they saw their results.


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Selfies were the ‘In Thing’ during the year as several high profile visitors were seen locally joining in the craze.

Boris was seen at Nationwide.

boris johnson selfie_6602 LAnd Tracey Thorne (one half of Everything But The Girl pop duo) was snapped  during the Festival of Literature.

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Zara Phillips and baby Mia at were at Barbury Castle for the equestrian weekend.

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Zara Phillips at St Jame’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials Pic in OK magazine and Hello website.

Other Royals popped in the the town during the year too.

Prince Andrew paid 2 visits to the UTC. First to look at the projects progress..

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Prince Edward visited the Science Museum:

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Pop Royalty turned out in the form of Peter Andre visiting the Brunel Centre.

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and Liz Hurley to open a Crèche

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And of course Pantomime With Nigel Havers as King Rat and Linda Lusardi’s Daughter Luck Kane.

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One student from, Hogwarts, Georgina Leonidas, played at the Wyvern.

Georgina Leonidas_8146 LAs we are among the cloisters The Archbishop of Canterbury visited Lydiard and the Bios Van mobile youth club at Pinehurst.

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The DeputyPrime Minister Nick Clegg visited Wichelstowe clegg_3652 L

And Ed Miliband Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition visited Tetronics.

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And there was an election too, although there seemed little interest in the result. euro result._6541 L

WW1 and WW2 were remembered during the year.

In commemoration

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Turner’s were shown at the Museum

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 And Tanwood turned 70

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Regent Circus opened.

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And Swindon ground to a halt. gas_2267 L

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The Police were busy too.

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Christmas babies and lovely ladies lightened the year

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With an element of slapstick thrown in.

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At the end of the day charities smiled too.

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Oh and there was some sport as well

Swindon Town scored one over on Bristol City.

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While Supermarine won’t be sitting it out under their new coach.

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Höög returned to give Wildcats there best winning streak although the odd fight did help.

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Swindon Dolphins were champions of their Water Polo  league waterpolo_8354 L

 While the ladies did well at football there was the odd slip up on the way,

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the Cheerleaders showed off their pyramid.

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 But Who did the Roller Derby get to give some extra help with their win at the Oasis.

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 Here ends the high flying year 2014, I hope it has been as good for you as for me and

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High Flying skateboarders in Malmesbury Abbey Picture in Metro


I want to wish all followers and friends a very happy and busy new year.


Here is a gallery of the images.