Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

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Memories of Swindon

My Home Town

I'm a Pinehurst boy infants' juniors and seniors before moving on to Headlands as the first of the Comprehensive pupils. But firstly I'm from Pinehurst and proud of it. I lived with my ...Read full memory

Ducks

I remember when I was little going to Coate water, feeding the ducks and having picnics with my family. Those were the days! :)

A memory of Swindon by Jaz G

Dean Street

l was born in Dean Street in 1963 to Ann Thrasher. My nan and grandad were Rose and Charlie Thrasher. My mum had three sisters; Chris, Audrey, Margaret and a brother, Ted. We lived at 35 Dean Street - my dad, was Eric Peter Freeman. l would like to know more about my dad.

A memory of Swindon by Julie Thrasher

School

Highworth Warneford School is a very good school in Swindon. I have lots of good memories here and will be sad to leave :( Jaz xxx

A memory of Swindon by Jaz G

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Here we see workers leaving the Great Western Railway yard, which, at one time, employed 12,000 people. The uniformity of dress amongst the men is striking. The sheer size of the building indicates the importance of Brunel's railway to the town. Gas street lighting was common at the time.

Here we see workers leaving the Great Western Railway yard, which, at one time, employed 12,000 people. The uniformity of dress amongst the men is striking. The sheer size of the building indicates the importance of Brunel's railway to the town. Gas street lighting was common at the time.

Here we see workers leaving the Great Western Railway yard, which at one time employed 12,000 people. The sheer size of the building indicates the importance of the railway to the town. The Great Western Railway had its locomotive works here; some of England's most famous steam engines were made in this factory. As railway services contracted, a major rationalisation in the 1980s saw the unthinkable happen - the Swindon works closed.

Here we see workers leaving the Great Western Railway yard, which at one time employed 12,000 people. The sheer size of the building indicates the importance of the railway to the town. The Great Western Railway had its locomotive works here; some of England's most famous steam engines were made in this factory. As railway services contracted, a major rationalisation in the 1980s saw the unthinkable happen - the Swindon works closed.

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