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October 2022

My Dad’s War

October 26 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Free

Gordon Shaw, our Secretary presents a talk illustrating his Dad's early family life in Derby living with his Mum & Dad, brothers George, Albert,  Jim and Wilf in a terraced 2 up 2 down house opposite a brewery , Like many in the 1930's he was forced to take various forms of employment before joining the army prior to the outbreak of the 2nd World War. We follow his early war years in the Royal Tank Regiment and his capture…

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November 2022

Nationwide Building Society Archive

November 30 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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£2

Sara Kinsey, head of archives at Nationwide, will tell us the story of how building societies began and how they helped to build the streets that many of us live on today. She will also talk about setting up the archives at Nationwide and bring along some examples of records from their archives.

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