The threshold of a new millennium is an ideal point to review the recent past of Swindon and to examine what effect the last hundred years have had on its citizens. Who could have imagined, as the people of Swindon prepared to celebrate the dawn of the 20th Century, the momentous changes about to take place in industry and commerce, living and working conditions, sport and entertainment.
We reflect on these events with the help of people who experienced them and who can share with us a century of triumphs and tragedy, war and peace, hardship and good times.
Written and researched by The Swindon Society, the historical background of these major Twentieth Century changes is clearly explained.
Incorporating interviews with local characters and beautifully illustrated with archive film, photographs and modern day footage.
* Early Market Town
* Railway Works
* The Canals
* Sport and Leisure
* The War Years
* Shops and Shopping
A delightful record of Swindon’s past.