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August 2018

A Potpurri of Films – Trams, Nurses, Lacarno & a Mechanical Horse

August 29, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Gordon Shaw – Secretary Four films showing the history of Swindon’s tram network, the history of the Lacarno (Corn Exchange), life of a District Nurse in 1942 and a form of transport for conveying goods that was a familiar site in Swindon Works and the station forecourt.

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September 2018

Civil Defence in Swindon During the Wartime & Austerity Years

September 26, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Julie Davis This talk is about Swindon’s wartime British restaurants and Civil Defence in the town in the post war period. I also mention other things to do with Swindon in wartime and showing the Lodgings Restriction Order of 1940 and the arrival of the US troops etc.

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October 2018

The Poppy – A Symbol of Remembrance

October 31, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Bill King This Talk explains how, following the Great War of 1914-18 , the Poppy came to be recognized and adopted as the symbol of Remembrance for those who died. The poppy is now seen as the symbol of Remembrance for all those who have died in conflicts through to the present day.

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November 2018

The House

November 28, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Paul Wilkins This talk explores the world of the Highworth & Swindon Poor Law Union Workhouse during the 19th century. It’s early years, what life as an “inmate” was really like, and examines the treatment of its children.

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June 2019

June meeting and AGM

June 26 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Come along to hear Martin Collison talk about Carrots, Culture and Courtisans followed by our AGM. This presentation includes the early history of Covent Garden, its “change of use” from the centre of the Bawdy & Bagnio houses catering for the rakes in Georgian England to its current position as a premier tourist meeting place for street entertainment. It will also include the cultural aspects of the area, particularly the nearby Royal Opera House. There is one slightly “racy” slide…

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July 2019

The Unknown Warrior

July 31 @ 19:00 - 21:00

The Revd. John Railton's talk is about the genesis and development of the concept of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the brainchild of one of his forebears, Revd. David Railton, who served as an Army Chaplain in the First World War. Venue: Jennings Street Community Centre, Jennings Street, Rodbourne, SN2 2BG

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