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Framed Print : View of Swindon Works, c1980s

View of Swindon Works, c1980s




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View of Swindon Works, c1980s

This photograph was taken from St Marks Church and shows J Shop (Iron Foundry) to the left and R Shop in the centre. R Shop is now houses STEAM Museum of the GWR

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 485067

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Swindon Foundry


12"x10" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "View of Swindon Works, c1980s" from STEAM Museum of the GWR. This captivating photograph offers a glimpse into the past of Swindon Works, as seen from St Mark's Church. Witness the Iron Foundry (J Shop) to the left and the Steam Engine Repair Shop (R Shop) in the centre, now home to the STEAM Museum. Relive history and add a touch of industrial charm to your space with this beautifully framed print.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 24.4cm x 24.4cm (9.6" x 9.6")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back to the 1980s, offering a mesmerizing view of Swindon Works from the vantage point of St Marks Church. The industrial landscape unfolds before our eyes, showcasing the impressive J Shop (Iron Foundry) on the left and the prominent R Shop in the center. Little did anyone know at that time that this very spot would one day house the remarkable STEAM Museum of the GWR. The image captures a moment frozen in time, where smoke billows from towering chimneys and workers bustle around these historic workshops. It serves as a poignant reminder of Swindon's rich railway heritage and its pivotal role in shaping Britain's transportation history. As we delve into this photograph, we are transported to an era when steam locomotives ruled supreme and Swindon Works was at its peak. The intricate details captured by this lens allow us to appreciate both the grandeur and complexity of these iconic structures. Today, standing on this hallowed ground is STEAM Museum of the GWR - an institution dedicated to preserving and celebrating Swindon's railway legacy. This transformation signifies not only a shift in times but also highlights how historical landmarks can be repurposed for future generations' enjoyment and education. In essence, this print encapsulates more than just bricks-and-mortar; it immortalizes an important chapter in Swindon's history while reminding us all that even amidst change, our past continues to shape our present.

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