Landmark Swindon175 – Anniversary Celebrations
Almost 175 years ago the birth of Swindon’s GWR Railway laid the way for dramatic change in its history allowing it to be established as a progressive town built on innovation and vision.
The anniversary for Swindon175 is soon upon us – and as such, next year marks a time for huge celebration across Swindon.
Plans are underway to commemorate the anniversary with an exciting programme of events to be announced later in the year. Among the programme highlights already released is a visit by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow on 22 April, while Thomas the Tank Engine will mark his own 65th birthday by visiting STEAM for the first time in three years on 22 and 23 May.
Swindon Borough Council are very keen to hear from any organisations, community groups or local schools who would like to get involved in the celebrations.
If you would like to find out more about how to get involved in the celebrations for Swindon175, please contact Ian Surtees on 01793 466619 or email email@example.com
Photo credit: Locomotive Works, Extending Shop A, 1914 Steam Picture Library
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