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Raining champions!

Raining champions!

Blog/March 26, 2016: Swindon’s hooter was sounded today to mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of the town’s great Railway Works – an event sponsored by Swindon Heritage as part of Swindon 175. Colin Hatch of Hatch Heritage and Steam Engineers,... read more
All aboard for Railway Saturday!

All aboard for Railway Saturday!

Blog/March 24, 2016: All is set for the blowing of the hooter to mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of Swindon Railway Works. The event, which takes place on Saturday (March 26), is sponsored by Swindon Heritage and is part of Swindon 175, and although we would... read more
The word on the hooter

The word on the hooter

Blog/March 22, 2016: On the day the Swindon Works hooter was brought back to life, we are indebted to community poet Tony Hillier for kindly allowing us to publish his freshly written poem on the subject. We hope the spirit of Swindon has been recaptured today, and we... read more
The return of the hooter

The return of the hooter

Blog/March 22, 2016: Nearly 30 years after the Swindon Railway Works hooter was blown for the last time, it’s back! A special replica, made by Colin Hatch of Hatch Heritage and Steam Engineers at Wanborough, near Swindon, was blown on the roof of the STEAM... read more
‘All systems go’ for the hooter

‘All systems go’ for the hooter

Blog/March 20, 2016: Everything is set for the return of the Swindon hooter, sponsored by Swindon Heritage. Today saw the moving of its power source – the traction engine belonging to Colin Hatch (who also built the replica hooter) – from its home at... read more
The plaque unveiled

The plaque unveiled

Blog/March 19, 2016: Swindon has its first blue plaque. The plaque, marking the birthplace of pioneering suffragette Edith New, was installed at 24 North Street, Old town, and then unveiled by Tamara Dugdale, Edith’s great-niece. It followed an event at St... read more

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