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Swindon Heritage Magazine Spring 2015

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


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