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Archive for the ‘GWR Works’ Category

Reg Maisey at Work, GWR Factory

ID Number– 1277

Image No – img647

Subject – Reg Maisey at work

Date – circa 1960

Donor – WarburtonBeryl

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – ? Shop

Factory – GWR Works

GWR Factory Railings, Mannington Recreation Ground

ID Number – 455.122

Image No – dscI0109

Subject – GWR Factory Railings

Date – 2009

Donor – RogersStan

Location – Mannington Rec.

Additional Info – The photo shows the only remaining example of the iron railings that protected the Western boundary of the GWR works.  The bridge handrail in the foreground is on the footbridge to the Mannington Recreation Ground changing rooms and car park and the bridge in the back ground is the footbridge for the old cinder path from Mannington Rec. to the bottom of Redcliffe Street, used by many workers from Shaw & Wootton Bassett. The brook featured is the Elcombe Brook which runs into the River Ray at the bottom of Morris Street.

Thank You Card from Anti Aircraft Command

ID Number – 057

Image No – img057

Subject – Thank You Card from Anti Aircraft Command

Date – circa 1944

Donor – HazellAlan

Street – Summers Street

Location – GWR Works

Factory – GWR Works

War – 2nd World War

Works Hooter controls

ID Number – 370

Image No – img992

Subject – Works Hooter controls

Date – circa 1960s

Donor – PackerSally

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – GWR Works

Factory – GWR Works

GWR Works hooter

ID Number – 369

Image No – img989

Subject – GWR Works hooter

Date – circa 1960s

Donor – PackerSally

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – GWR Works

Factory – GWR Works

Plan of GWR Works

ID Number – 502

Image No – img020

Subject – Plan of GWR Works

Date – circa 1940

Donor – MallerMrG

Street – Rodbourne Road

Factory – GWR Works

War – 2nd World War

GWR Gas Holder under construction

ID Number – 496

Image No – img007

Subject – GWR Gas Holder under construction

Date – 1926

Donor – MallerMrG

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Construction Site

Factory – GWR Works

Group Activity – Construction

Additional Info – Street-Harcourt Road

Exit of GWR Works

ID Number – 473

Image No – img088

Subject – Exit of GWR Works

Date – circa 1960

Donor – ChromaticArts

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – West Gate

Factory – GWR Works

Tram from GWR Works

ID Number – 472

Image No – img087

Subject – Tram from GWR Works

Date – circa 1910

Donor – ChromaticArts

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – Under railway bridge

Factory – GWR Works

The GWR Hooter Time Board

ID Number – 470

Image No – img078

Subject – The GWR Hooter Time Board

Date – circa1970

Donor – HarmanJohn

Street – Rodbourne Road

Location – Boiler House

Factory – GWR Works

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