Percy Street Wesleyan Chapel
The third publication the RCHG produced traces the history of the Percy Street Wesleyan Chapel from it’s dedication in 1879 to it’s demise when the congregation moved to the Rodbourne Methodist Church in 1955.
Containing the original building plans, photographs and extracts from the Register of Marriages it gives an insight into one section of the religious life of Rodbourne.
Buy this book now for £2.00 ( + 50p transaction charge).
Tale of Two Schools
Our second book, published in 2007 plotted the history of the two schools in Rodbourne, namely Even Swindon and Jennings Street from 1879 to 2007 when Even Swindon Infants moved into new premises
Packed full of photographs old and new, school records and pupils memories past and present it paints a vivid picture of school life through the ages.
Whether you attended either school or not there is something to bring back memories of your school life.
Buy this book now for £6.00.( + 50p transaction charge).
Walk down the Lane
This was our first book published in 2006. It takes you on a journey through time down Rodbourne’s shopping centre called “The Lane” located in Rodbourne Road.
Butchers, Bakers, Grocers, Fishmongers, Public Houses, Clubs & even Reading Rooms are just some of the establishments featured.
Using photos, maps, and Rodbournite’s memories the book is a must for residents of Rodbourne past and present or for any one interested in local history.
Buy this book now for £3.00 ( + 50p transaction charge)
or buy both books in the series now for £8.00 ( + 50p transaction charge).
Fancy walking round a bit of Rodbourne’s history?
The Rodbourne Trail Booklet takes you on a route round all the well known places of interest and more.
Pubs, Clubs, Churches and Schools are all here.
It comes complete with a handy route map and illustrated articles for each place of interest.
Available free at the following outlets from 12th September 2009:
- Tourist Information Office, Regent Street, Swindon
- National Trust Heelis building, Designer Outlet Village, Kemble Drive, Swindon
Fancy a guided tour by a proper Rodbournite?
Let him or her take you round the sites with their personal memories.
Just click here for more information and how to book a place.