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New Swindon, c1860




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New Swindon, c1860

This early view of Swindon looking north shows the Works and the Railway Village in their infancy. St Marks Church can clearly be seen just behind the newly laid out park. The Wilts and Berks Canal can be seen in the foreground running through the field at the back of the cottages in the Village

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Park Swindon Village


18x24 inch Poster Print

Discover the rich history of Swindon with our stunning "New Swindon, c1860" poster print from the Media Storehouse collection, in partnership with STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. This captivating image offers a glimpse into the past, showcasing Swindon in its early stages of development. The Works and the Railway Village are in their infancy, with the newly laid out park providing a tranquil contrast to the bustling industrial scene. St Mark's Church stands proudly just behind the park, adding a touch of tradition to this fascinating view. Bring a piece of Swindon's history into your home or office and transport yourself back in time with our high-quality poster print.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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This photograph, taken around 1860, offers a glimpse into the early days of Swindon's transformation from a small Wiltshire town into an industrial powerhouse. The scene looks northwards, revealing the Works and the Railway Village in their infancy. The Works, the sprawling complex of buildings that would come to define Swindon's identity, are still in their formative stages, with only a few structures visible amidst the open fields. The Railway Village, located to the left of the image, is just beginning to take shape. A neatly laid out grid of cottages can be seen, each with its own small garden plot. The village was built to house the growing workforce required to operate the Works and the Great Western Railway (GWR). St Mark's Church, a prominent feature of Swindon's skyline, can be seen just behind the newly laid out park. The church, which was consecrated in 1859, served as a spiritual hub for the community, providing solace and support to the families who had recently moved to the area. The Wilts and Berks Canal, running through the field at the back of the cottages, adds a picturesque touch to the scene. The canal, which opened in 1718, was an essential transportation route for goods and raw materials, connecting Swindon to the larger commercial centers of the region. This photograph provides a fascinating snapshot of Swindon's history, capturing the town in a transitional period between its rural past and its industrial future. The Works and the Railway Village, which would come to dominate the landscape, are just beginning to take shape, while the church and the canal serve as reminders of the town's agricultural and commercial past.

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