Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

Memories of Swindon

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

Tobacco Shop

I remember straight ahead of you there was a shop that sold Tobacco it had a statue outside.

A memory 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

Burderop Park

I was stationed there 1955 to 1956. Met my wife in Swindon.

A memory of Swindon by John Krueger
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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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