Thar she blows: the GWR Hooter
26th March 2016
Today has been a special day for Swindon. One that not even some pretty diabolical weather could dampen. Despite the howling wind and driving rain a large crowd stoically gathered outside Swindon’s STEAM museum for a long-awaited and much-vaunted moment.
For today, at 4.30pm outside STEAM museum, the replica hooter was sounded once more to mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Swindon Works.
I very nearly didn’t bother to go and I got absolutely drenched. Oh how I suffer for this blog! 😉