Spring 2015 edition.
An article called The Factory Girls, researched and written by Frances Bevan. Several companies are mentioned, Compton & Son, and Webbs garment factory in Sheppard Street.
The Cellular Clothing Co/Aertex Ltd was researched and written by Gordon Shaw.
Nicholson's by Frances Beven. Makers of raincoats in Swindon.
Charles Wills & Sons, researched and written by Kevin Leakey.
An article on Historian Dan Gurney who remembers RAF Airmen from WWII and in particular Swindon-born Pilot, Squadron Leader Harold Starr
An article on Liddington Hill by Graham Carter
Filming for the series Downton Abbey, done at Highclere Castle and Bampton in Oxfordshire.
An article about Joseph Hewer, Swindon's last boatman
A Town's heros, street by street. An article by Mark Sutton on the Swindon men who served their country.
An article about Colin Butcher's Father who worked on the first Jet Engine being developed by Frank Whittle
Junior Football in Swindon, a history
Moving historic aircraft through Wroughton to the Museum.
The Football Pink newspapers at the Library
An update on a Neolithic Long Barrow known as Wayland's Smithy by Sharon Soutar
Punk Rock music in Swindon
The Railway Churches.
Professional Artist, Tim Carroll's painted views of Swindon
Radnor Street Cemetry
Prospect Place, Swindon.
Why Swindon expanded West instead of East after WWII
Sir Daniel Gooch and Nythe Farm
Local historian Hilary Dunscombe recalls her own school days at Clarence Street
We are always on the look-out for more information about Shrivenham and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old documents (especially deeds) please contact us...
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