7pm to 9pm, Thursday 13 February 2020
Did you know that Swindon Railway Village currently holds the English Heritage Status of Grade II* and is therefore a site of National significance? Well if your interested in local history this is an event not to be missed.
The event will be presented jointly by Mike & Pam Stubbs. They also hope to be accompanied by Katie Knowles, who is the Mechanics Institution Trust Trustee for the Railway Cottage.
They have lived in Swindon for over 50 years and have developed an interest in local Heritage matters.
New Swindon arrived by train in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. This new town was set in open countryside a mile or so to the North of the existing Swindon on the Hill.
The talk will try to explain the significance of the development of New Swindon with its largely immigrant population. Reference will be made to the origins of the new inhabitants by using the Railway Village Cottage Museum as the focus.
Once again members and their guests have an opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into an important chapter in the community history of Swindon.
Free refreshments tea & coffee will be available. There is also plenty of free parking.
Members and their guests are also invited to bar afterwards.
Swindon Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way Swindon, SN3 1SH