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Percy Street Wesleyan Chapel

 

Percy Street Chapel

Percy Street 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 £3.00 ( + £1.50p postage & packaging))
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Tale of Two Schools

 

Tale of Two Schools

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.

Update:- Despite protests from local residents and Swindon Civic Voice Even Swindon School buildings were demolished in 2013. This makes the book even more poignant with it’s photos and memories.

Buy this book now for £6.00.( + £1.50 postage & packaging)

 

Walk down the Lane

THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT

 

Walk Down The Lane

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)

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or buy both books in the series now for £8.00 ( + 50p transaction charge)

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Between the Bridges

 

This hard back book has just been published and is written by our Newsletter Editor David Lewis.

Consisting of 263 pages this publication is made up of articles from national and local newspapers from the mid 1800’s up until the 1940’s.They are transcribed as printed, so you get a taste of how reporters and papers chronicled life in those early years. Included are photographs and plans from our extensive Archive illustrating street by street the rich life in Rodbourne during those years.

Buy this book now for £12.00 (+ £2.00 postage & packaging)

 

 

 

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