Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

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Memories of Swindon

Tobacco Shop

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

A memory 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 Mum and Gran in Hawthorne Avenue until my ...Read full memory

Swindon Play Watford For The Division 3 Championship

As a Watford football fan this was the most important league game I saw up to 1969. We were in the old Division 3 and towards the end of the season there were three clubs, Swindon, Luton and ...Read full memory

Fleet Street

I was born in the flat above the shop to the left of this picture in 1953. This shop named A & L Hoyal was run by my grandfather, Albert Hoyal, and his brother Les Hoyal. Though the photo was taken in Faringdon Road, most of ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by Peter Jenvey

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.


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.