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Mechanics Institute, c1880s

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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. The octagonal covered market, which was demolished in 1891, can be seen to the rear.
The Mechanics Institute provided a library, theatre and games rooms for GWR employees and their families. It was built in 1854 and stood in the heart of the Village

Copyright © STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

Media ID 510579

Date: 1st August 2007

Image Size: 4000 x 3174 Pixels

Filesize is 0.85MB

Associated Categories: GWR Mechanics Institute

Keywords: mechanic, swindon, village