33. Swindon Railway Station 1842

33. Swindon Railway Station 1842

Even though I’m a regular user of Swindon railway station as I embark on my frequent Surrey schlep to the grandchildren I tend to forget half of Brunel’s original station remains. My memory on this point isn’t helped by the modern station frontage with Signal Point behind it. Surely the only redeeming feature of that building is the large, red Network Rail logo it bears.

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32. The Garrard Factory

32. The Garrard Factory

As I pointed out in my piece about what’s left of Old Town’s Corn Exchange, I don’t intend to go overboard with long-gone buildings in this Swindon in 50 More Buildings series. Indeed, I hadn’t thought about covering the Garrard factory at all. But one of Royston Cartwright’s fab Facebook posts about the business prompted me to think I should include it. After all, Garrard was a hugely important industry for Swindon. 

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31. Swindon Central Library 2008

31. Swindon Central Library 2008

Sitting on Regent Circus, on the the opposite side to Rudi’s, and on the site of the forty-year-old ‘temporary’ library, lies Swindon central library. Designed council architects Nic Newland and Tony Currivan its 71, 405 bricks and 18, 415 roof tiles cost the princely sum of £10, 214, 930.00. Princess Anne performed the official opening of the library on 22nd May 2009.

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