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GWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection

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Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860

Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860
This pantomime poster is an early example of the type of performances that took place at the GWRs Mechanics Institute in Swindon

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: GWR Trip Notice, July 1912

GWR Trip Notice, July 1912
The front cover of a booklet providing information about the GWR Mechanics Institution Trip travel arrangements in July 1912

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, 1933

Mechanics Institute, 1933
This view of the Mechanics Institute shows the entrance to The Playhouse Theatre. The fly tower for the theatre can be seen in the centre of the building

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Theatre, c1931

Mechanics Institute Theatre, c1931
View of the theatre and main stage. This shot was taken after the theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1930. The arch around the stage was rebuilt in an art deco style

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: 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 imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c. 1920s

Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c. 1920s
Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c.1920s

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Reading Room pre 1900

Reading Room pre 1900

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, c1920

Mechanics Institute, c1920

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Stage production at the Mechanics Institute

Stage production at the Mechanics Institute
The cast of the stage production A Trip to Juja posing in front of the stage of the Mechanics Institute Theatre

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute c. 1914

Mechanics Institute c. 1914
An external view of the Mechanics Institute in 1914

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Library Entrance c. 1930s

Mechanics Institute Library Entrance c. 1930s
Mechanics Institute Library Entrance c.1930s

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, c1891

Mechanics Institute, c1891
This view of the Mechanics Institute shows the now demolished octagonal covered market. The Institute provided a library, theatre and games rooms for GWR employees and their families

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Band, c1900

Mechanics Institute Band, c1900
The Mechanics Institute provided a huge social and educational facility for GWR employees and their families. Musical performances were a big part of this

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Luncheon, July 1908

Mechanics Institute Luncheon, July 1908
This luncheon was held in the Reading Room of the Mechanics Institute. George Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Reading Room, c1930s

Mechanics Institute Reading Room, c1930s
This Reading Room was located in the new 1891-93 extension. It provided daily newspapers and journals to read on site. The Institute provided a library

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, 1938

Mechanics Institute, 1938
This view of the Mechanics Institute shows the extension of 1891-93. The fly tower belonging to the theatre can clearly be seen. This was built when a fire destroyed the old stage in December 1930

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, c1880s

Mechanics Institute, c1880s
This view shows the orignal Mechanics Institute building. Built in a gothic style the Institute would have been an imposing building in the Railway Village

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Reading Room pre 1900

Reading Room pre 1900
The Reading Room at Swindons Mechanics Institute, pre 1900

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute Reference Library, 1931

Mechanics Institute Reference Library, 1931
The Library was an important part of the Mechanics Institute. It provided the local community with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction publications

Background imageGWR Mechanics Institute Photo Mug Collection: Mechanics Institute, c1910

Mechanics Institute, c1910
This view of the Mechanics Institute shows the extension of 1891-93. The Institute provided a library, theatre and games rooms for GWR employees and their families


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