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.”
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!