With the completion of the West Swindon signage project, to encourage use of the extensive pedestrian and cycle network across the area, we look back over 25 years to the River Ray Parkway project to convert the former Midland & South Western Junction Railway line into a recreational route from Old Town to Moredon.
A large number of railway themed direction posts were erected in the mid-1980s, but the fingers were easily moved by vandals and more often than not pointed in the wrong direction. Many remain in place but have become a sorry sight, bent or broken, pointing to an era when Thamesdown Council (now Swindon) aspired to providing high quality urban street furniture without regard to the cost of ongoing maintenance over the long term.
From top, decapitated in Old Town; at the bottom of Kingshill; new directions erected earlier this year next to old; the River Ray Parkway next to the Swindon Cheltenham railway line, close to Sparcells
Where’s your Swindon?
The gallery at www.swindonlink.com is looking for your images of the town on the theme of ‘My Swindon.’
If you have 10 to 20 pictures which portray your view of Swindon, send them to us at email@example.com and we’ll publish them online, with selected shots used in the magazine.