The Railway Village in Swindon was built to accommodate workers of the Great Western Railway. In its time it was pioneering - housing its workers and ensuring their families were well looked after. There was a hospital, church, swimming baths, bakers, pubs, shops and even a park. Today it is carefully monitored to keep it looking the same but with concessions to modern living - no satellite dishes allowed but wheelie bins blight its look.
Many of the buildings are Listed. We have put links under some to the Historic England website which gives details of the listing.
Our photographs are a snapshot in time to record a building's history.
Businesses shown may no longer be trading there.
Photo No: 02992 Size: 1375k
Photo Date: December 2013
Central Community Centre - the former hospital More photographs
At this address: X1 Wiltshire volunteer Rifle Corps armoury & drill hall [Source] Medical Fund Hospital [Source: Text] Council workers social club [Source] Central Community Centre [Source: Photo 01745]
Incredible Edible Swindon! One of several areas the community (with the Mechanics Trust) tend and people can help themselves to produce. Even though only early spring, there are still some veggies waiting to be eaten!