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Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

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Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

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Memories of Swindon

Penhill Estate

Born in 1951, I lived in Lechlade, Ledbury, Highworth, Oldtown, Cunningham Road and I lived on Penhill Drive in the late 1950s.

A memory of Swindon by Paul Everitt

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by Christopher Bowers

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by Peter Jenvey

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

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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.