Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

Memories of Swindon

Swindon 1957 To 1966

We moved to Swindon in 1957 from London (Wimbledon, actually) when my dad, a skilled engineer, got a job at Vickers Armstrongs at South Marston, with a brand new council house thrown in. In those post-war austerity days there ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by besafisher

Bus To Park North

Used to get the bus to Park North around the corner on the left.

A memory of Swindon

Coate Water And Jill Miles.

I have very fond memories of Swindon and Coate Water in particular. I was born and brought up in Barking in Essex but my father had an old army pal, Jack Miles, who lived in Swindon ( Wells Street I think) and we ...Read full memory

Penhill Junior School

Hi, long time ago when time had more meaning the teachers were pleasant and we used to have stars put on the work for good standard ,and smaller classes than today, as at the time I lived in Penhill Drive, my headmaster ...Read full memory

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History

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.

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