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Mechanics Institute Theatre, c1931 Featured Swindon's Railway Village Print

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

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Deco, Swindon, Village

Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932 Featured Swindon's Railway Village Print

Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932

Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations. In order to reduce any disruption to normal services, these trains were boarded from inside the Works or further down the line

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Swindon Works and Railway Village by Edward Snell. 1849 Featured Swindon's Railway Village Print

Swindon Works and Railway Village by Edward Snell. 1849

An early watercolour painting of New Swindon by Edward Snell. Snell was head draughtsman at Swindon Works, later becoming assistant to Works Manager, Archibold Sturrock in 1846.
The image is a view to the east of New Swindon and clearly shows the rows of cottages in the Railway Village. The Works buildings can be see opposite the Village and the Station at the top of the image