Tuesday, 6 November 2007

The Railway Village

One of the interconnecting alleys running between the small terraced houses built for the Railway workers and their families.

In 1832 members of the Bristol Merchant Venturers and the Bristol Corporation proposed a rail link between London and Bristol. By 1840 the line was in use and Daniel Gooch and Isambard Kingdom Brunel decided that a locomotive depot would be ideally situated in Swindon.