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Images Dated 2nd February 2023

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Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Swindon Works Canteen Staff, 1986

Swindon Works Canteen Staff, 1986
Six members of Canteen Staff at Swindon Works are in this photograph taken in March 1986. By this date the closure of the Works was underway and many staff had left

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: GWR Mechanics Institute Large Hall, August 1916

GWR Mechanics Institute Large Hall, August 1916
A view of the large hall in the Mechanics Institute, looking towards the south window and balcony. The Hall was also used as a theatre

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Female Tracer in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works, 1959

Female Tracer in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works, 1959
This image from 1959 shows a female tracer working in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works. A tracer was a skilled job. It involved tracing, with care and precision

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973

Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973
Swindon Works employee Jayne Clarke is the subject of this stylish photograph. Jayne started at the Works upon leaving school and worked her way up to the position of supervisor

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Women protesting against the closure of Swindon Works, 1985

Women protesting against the closure of Swindon Works, 1985
This group of female protestors were photographed in 1985 campaigning against the planned closure of Swindon Works, which happened the following year

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Dorothy Boulter, secretary at Swindon Works, 1966

Dorothy Boulter, secretary at Swindon Works, 1966
Dorothy Boulter is pictured here in June 1966. At the time she was the secretary to the Chief Carriage and Wagon Works Draughtsman in Swindon

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s

Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s
The Enquiry Office at Aberystwyth Station in the late 1950's is the subject of this photograph. These three employees would have had a public facing role helping passengers with the details

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: GWR Operatic Show - Virginia, 1937

GWR Operatic Show - Virginia, 1937
15 glamorous members of the GWR Operatic Society can be seen here promoting their performance of Virginia in 1937. On the bottom row, far left, are sisters, Marjorie Colman and Dorothy Challis

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2023: Polish and Sewing Shop outing, c1920s

Polish and Sewing Shop outing, c1920s
Staff outings were a popular part of GWR working life. This image from the 1920s shows a group of women who worked in the Polishing and Sewing Shops at Swindon Works


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