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Mechanics Institute, c1880s Featured Swindon's Railway Village Image

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. 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

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Mechanics Institute, 1938 Featured Swindon's Railway Village Image

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.
The 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 Railway Village

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved