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The History of Swindon 

THE HISTORY OF OLD TOWN
THE HISTORY OF OLD TOWN
All the facts you never knew about the area...
THE HISTORY OF OLD TOWN
THE RAILWAY WORKS
THE RAILWAY WORKS
A short introduction to the world's finest railway works...
THE RAILWAY WORKS
THE KINGS OF STEAM
THE KINGS OF STEAM
Six engineers who shaped our history...
THE KINGS OF STEAM
SIR DANIEL GOOCH
SIR DANIEL GOOCH
The Father of the Works...
SIR DANIEL GOOCH
GOOCH'S HISTORIC LETTER
GOOCH'S HISTORIC LETTER
A piece of paper that changed Swindon forever...
GOOCH'S HISTORIC LETTER
JOSEPH ARMSTRONG
JOSEPH ARMSTRONG
A giant of Swindon's railway heritage...
JOSEPH ARMSTRONG
WILLIAM DEAN
WILLIAM DEAN
The practical genius...
WILLIAM DEAN
GEORGE JACKSON CHURCHWARD
GEORGE JACKSON CHURCHWARD
A locomotive legend...
GEORGE JACKSON CHURCHWARD
CHARLES COLLETT
CHARLES COLLETT
The King of the Kings...
CHARLES COLLETT
FREDERICK HAWKSWORTH
FREDERICK HAWKSWORTH
The GWR's last chief engineer...
FREDERICK HAWKSWORTH
THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
Swindon's most important - and misunderstood - building?...
THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
CITY OF TRURO
CITY OF TRURO
Swindon's world record-breaking locomotive...
CITY OF TRURO
FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
Swindon's blueprint for the NHS...
FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
THE HOOTER
THE HOOTER
The story behind the Swindon works hooter...
THE HOOTER
BRUNEL AND SWINDON
BRUNEL AND SWINDON
Our take on the great man's influence...
BRUNEL AND SWINDON
RAILWAY VILLAGE
RAILWAY VILLAGE
A snap-shot of life 160 years on...
RAILWAY VILLAGE
TRIP WEEK
TRIP WEEK
Do you remember the annual GWR holiday?..
TRIP WEEK
HERITAGE TRAIL
HERITAGE TRAIL
Take a trip around Swindon's historical GWR Works...
HERITAGE TRAIL
IT'S SWINDON MA'AM
IT'S SWINDON MA'AM
We chronicle the Queen's visits to Swindon...
IT'S SWINDON MA'AM
THE AGE OF THE TRAM
THE AGE OF THE TRAM
Remembering the days when trams travelled the streets...
THE AGE OF THE TRAM
D-DAY
D-DAY
How Swindon played its part on 6 June 1944...
D-DAY
THE LADY ON THE HILL
THE LADY ON THE HILL
A look at Christchurch, Swindon's highest church...
THE LADY ON THE HILL
ALRED WILLIAMS
ALRED WILLIAMS
The Hammerman poet. Swindon's best ever author?...
ALRED WILLIAMS
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
The history of the car industry in Swindon...
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
LEST WE FORGET
LEST WE FORGET
Our four-part chronicle of Swindon and the Great War...
LEST WE FORGET
MAMMOTH DISCOVERY
MAMMOTH DISCOVERY
What Swindon was like 250,000 years ago...
MAMMOTH DISCOVERY
FRIENDS, ROMANS, SWINDONIANS!
FRIENDS, ROMANS, SWINDONIANS!
Exciting discoveries found at Groundwell Ridge...
FRIENDS, ROMANS, SWINDONIANS!
WIND OF CHANGE
WIND OF CHANGE
The history of windmills in Swindon...
WIND OF CHANGE
GARRARD IN SWINDON
GARRARD IN SWINDON
The story of the firm that led a musical revolution...
GARRARD IN SWINDON
THE GREATEST PARTY EVER
THE GREATEST PARTY EVER
How Swindon celebrated VE Day...
THE GREATEST PARTY EVER
THE ELECTRONIC AGE
THE ELECTRONIC AGE
How Plessey brought post-war prosperity to Swindon...
THE ELECTRONIC AGE
The Swindon Spitfire Story
THE SWINDON SPITFIRE STORY
Swindon's part in the building of an aircraft legend...
The Swindon Spitfire Story
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
The history of aircraft production in Swindon...
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
LIVING STORY PROJECT
LIVING STORY PROJECT
A unique look back at the history of Rodbourne...
LIVING STORY PROJECT
Remembering the Somme
REMEMBERING THE SOMME
The hell on earth our boys faced in 1916...
Remembering the Somme
CHISELDON CAMP
CHISELDON CAMP
The Swindon army base that helped win two world wars - and welcomed the first American GIs to Britain...
CHISELDON CAMP
Swindon 4 Arsenal 3
SWINDON 4 ARSENAL 3
Giantkillers again. We chronicle Swindon's greatest night at the County Ground...
Swindon 4 Arsenal 3
The Story of The Bowl
THE STORY OF THE BOWL
Swindon's best kept musical secret...
The Story of The Bowl
Alan Fowler
ALAN FOWLER
The true and tragic story of Swindon Town's Normandy hero revealed...
Alan Fowler
Then and Now
THEN AND NOW
A unique look at Swindon's past and present...
Then and Now
Swindon Bombing
SWINDON BOMBING
The days when Swindon was a target of the Lutfwaffe...
Swindon Bombing
25 Years On
25 YEARS ON
The day Swindon changed forever - 26 March 1986...
25 Years On
SWINDON & THE TITANIC - 100 YEARS ON
SWINDON & THE TITANIC - 100 YEARS ON
Swindon & the GWR's connection to the tragic liner - WATCH VIDEO...
SWINDON & THE TITANIC - 100 YEARS ON
Diamond Jubilee 1897
DIAMOND JUBILEE 1897
How Swindon celebrated Queen Victoria's 60 year anniversary...
Diamond Jubilee 1897
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