Mike Benson takes you back to Swindon in the 1950's. Showing housing, commercial centres, industry and leisure Free refreshments are provided
Mike Benson takes you back to Swindon in the 1950's. Showing housing, commercial centres, industry and leisure Free refreshments are provided. This talk was postponed from last month
Bill King presents ‘Women of World War Two’ – A description of how the talents of women were integrated into the British war effort on the Home Front, in Industry and in the Armed Services at every level during World War Two.
Gordon Shaw our secretary takes you on a journey through the life of this remarkably little-known engineer and great friend of I.K.Brunel. The journey starts from an investigation into the names of streets in Rodbourne, via the Great Western Railway, to a villa in Naples.
If you think you knew all about Wiltshire's Chalk White Horses or you haven't a clue let Garry Gibbons the Curator of Tom Brown's School Museum in Uffington take you on an informative journey. Wiltshire's stable of equine chalk hill-figures arguably represent the county's most prominent set of monuments. They have largely persisted in the […]
John Farrow will take us on a journey of the Wilts & Berks canal showing it's history but more importantly on the progress being made on its restoration. The meeting continues after the talk until 21.00 and there is free tea, coffee & biscuits after the talk.
Mike and Pam Stubbs will take us down a fascinating journey in the early days of the GWR Railway Village to see how the early residents coped with the day to day struggle of supplying their families with essential supplies. Did they go to Swindon Old Town or were there sufficient shops locally to supply […]
Jeremy Kemble with his talk will show the terrible conditions that the peasant class had to endure and the increasingly militant industrial workers in the cities which gave the seed for unrest, demonstrations pre 1917 and the adoption of Communism fueling the cataclysmic events of the 1917 revolution which has changed the face of the […]
Martin Collinson will deliver a talk about Florence Nightingale an iconic figure in the profession of nursing. Florence Nightingale is considered a significant figure and the founder of modern nursing and Martin will illustrate her fight during the Crimean war to have nurses recognized by the medical profession in helping to transform the conditions of […]
Bill King who is well known on the history talk circuit is going to deliver a talk on South Marston. It will concentrate on the war production centred on the airfield during wartime. The production of the Supermarine Sptifire and the Sunderland heavy bomber as well as other aircraft will be featured The meeting continues […]