SU1484 : Former railway museum, Swindon

taken 11 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Former railway museum, Swindon
Former railway museum, Swindon
The building with the twin spires is seen in this 1967 image by Gordon Hatton LinkExternal link It has been superseded as a museum by the STEAM museum, also in this square, of which numerous images have been previously submitted. The part of the building nearest the viewpoint was built by the Great Western Railway in the 19th century as a lodging house for single male employees of the railway works in the town. I recall reading that it wasn't successful as most young men preferred to lodge with families in the nearby railway village, images of which are also on Geograph. The building is now owned by the council and is evidently being refurbished for another use.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 July, 2008
Building of civic importance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1465 8475 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.6865N 1:47.4036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1464 8471
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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