SU1585 : Sir Daniel Gooch Place name sign, Swindon

taken 2 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Sir Daniel Gooch Place name sign, Swindon
Sir Daniel Gooch Place name sign, Swindon
On a Station Road wall near Swindon railway station. The name sign is in the style of a Great Western Railway steam locomotive nameplate. The plaque LinkExternal link below the sign records that Sir Daniel Gooch Place was officially named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on Thursday 20th October 2016 as part of a year celebrating 175 years of Swindon 1841-2016.

1841 was the year in which construction began on Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Swindon Works for the repair and maintenance of locomotives on the Great Western Railway. A Guide to Swindon states that probably the most important piece of paper in Swindon's history was the letter written by Daniel Gooch to Isambard Kingdom Brunel on September 13th, 1840. In it, Gooch, the newly-appointed 21 year old Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Western Railway, recommended that the tiny settlement of Swindon should be the site of the company's new engine works.
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Sunday, 3 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 4 September, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1503 8518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.9179N 1:47.0736W
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