January 13 2016
2016 is the year of Swindon 175: http://www.swindon175.com
“On 25 February 1841, GWR directors gave the go-ahead for the railway works to be built in Swindon – following the advice and recommendations of Locomotive Superintendent Daniel Gooch. He identified the town as being the ideal place for the GWR’s central repair workshops. Construction started immediately and a new town was born!
Throughout 2016 we will be celebrating this historic occasion plus the huge achievements that Swindon has made in the last 175 years.”
Subscribe to Blog via Email
So this post is a simple shout-out for some of the events planned so you can get them in your diary. More details will come as each one gets closer. But for now – lick your pencils and get them diarised.
5TH FEBRUARY –
SWINDON175 SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES ACROSS THE TOWN
– GWR WORKS HOOTERS SOUNDING AT STEAM
1ST APRIL – 10TH APRIL
SWINDON FRINGE (YOU COULD CONTACT MATT FOX, MADAM RENARDS)
5TH JUNE – 3RD JULY
– SWINDON ARTS TRAIL (DAVID ROBINSON – SWINDONARTIST@GMAIL.COM)
GWR CHILDRENS FETE, GWR PARK FARINGDON RD
23RD JUNE –
“A SNAPSHOT OF SWINDON” ON THE 175TH DAY OF 2016
9TH & 10TH JULY –
“BRUNEL” THE OPERA THE LITTLE MAN IN THE TALL HAT
– STEAM HOSTS SWINDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LOOK OUT FOR NEW BREWS FROM ARKELLS! – Mine’s a pint!