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! ūüėČ

Fab hooter facts

Read some hooter FAQs here on the Swindon Heritage magazine website.  And some more here on an earlier post of mine.

See the hooter:

Hear the hooter! 



For more information about all that’s happening in Swindon for its 175 celebrations go here:¬†http://www.swindon175.com/events.htm

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