In celebration of 175 years of Swindon as a Railway Town, volunteers in Eastcott are researching the history of Savernake Street Social Hall and the surrounding area.
To gather memories and share information, Eastcott Community Organisation, the group of volunteers managing Savernake Street Social Hall, are holding a special History Afternoon Tea at the community centre on Friday 22 July, 2pm.
The group hopes that those who lived or worked in the area with memories of any period from the 1940s to the present day, will come along for sandwiches and cake and share their memories.
With the help of Local Studies at Swindon Central Library, volunteers have discovered a host of fascinating facts, including details of how the land was originally donated by local philanthropist James ‘Raggy’ Powell.
The intention is to put together a timeline for the history of the site and the buildings on it, with stories and pictures showing the development over the years.
Those who cannot make the History Tea but have memories to share are invited to contact the group at email@example.com, 07599256969 or write to Savernake Street Social Hall, Savernake Street, Swindon SN1 3LZ.
The organisation also runs monthly events such as a Free Shop as you can see pictured, to swap unused items amongst the community, taking place on 2 July.