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Swindon's Railway Works

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John K. Marfleet
Discharged from the army in 1897, Benjamin James Marfleet was recorded as a Clerk at the GWR Works in both the 1901 (residence: 2 Morrison Street) and the 1911 (residence: 57 Deacon Street) census returns. He died in 1918 aged 54 years.

callum maddern
these pictures realy make you remember the hay day i just wish more peaple would respect it

Hi,great photos. 3 generations of my family worked here, my brother was one of the last apprentices to leave the works. Is there any chance you have the name of the people in the photos?My dad was called Bernard [Bernie] Porter and was an engineer and machine fitter [summat like that anyway!]


alan ackroyd
thankyou DAVID SKEATESfor all the sad to see all THAT history gone,all those folk. a generation now gone,

Ivan Lewis
Great pictures.I used to work with Dave Skeates in the Trimming shop and 19 shop, I would like to meet up with him again.

George Bates
my great grandand used to work at the railways even though he was deaf but he could lip read but they soon found out that he was deaf and he died soon afterwards he stopped working there.

my late grandad worked at the old railways and also my grans father worked there on the turntable and her brother aswell.its good too see the pics.

Roger Webb
My dad worked in the X shop points and crossing fitter chargehand in the fiftys.Any one remember him.Denis Webb.

David Humphreys
Im trying to find a Eric Basil Humphreys beleived to have been a grinder. Erics son (my dad) has never seen him as he left when my dad was two. Do you have any photos

Robert Rodgers, Bristol, VA USA
This picture experience of the Swindon GWR Works as they were gave me a needed contrast to what I saw of them in March of this year. I can now put them in their "place".

my dad drove an engine made at swindon

Nice pictures. you can view the old Swindon Cable Documentary about the Railworks Closing down in 1984 here:

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