Saturday, July 9, 2016

Roll up, roll up for the Swindon Heritage History Day

Today we have not one, not even two but three guided walks taking place at Radnor Street Cemetery, each one taking a different route and visiting different graves.

Noel Beauchamp, Andy Binks, Noel Ponting and I will be taking you on two different GWR themed guided walks around the cemetery at 11 am and 2 pm while at 12.30 Phil Comley will be conducting a guided walk of the military graves.

Working in partnership with Swindon175 we have a growing number of exhibitors joining us for the first ever Swindon Heritage History Day.

Want to know where your ancestor is buried in Radnor Street Cemetery? We will have volunteers who can search the burial registers for you. And if you'd like to know more about your ancestor's funeral, visit the staff at the A.E. Smith stand who will be bringing copies of their ledgers with them.

Cemetery follower Maggie says:

"Bring photos and information about your ancestors who are buried at Radnor Street cemetery. We'll have temporary markers that you can place on their graves - providing fascinating details about the personalities who created Swindon. Share your love and pride in their contribution. If you don't know the location of the grave, we'll help you locate it. Bring the name and, if possible, the month as well as the year of death."

Do you have any seldom seen photographs of Swindon and the surrounding villages? The Swindon Society, the Broadgreen History Group and the Rodbourne Community History Group would love to see them.

Are you researching your family history? Have you hit a brick wall? Come and talk to members of the Wiltshire Family History Society (Swindon Branch) they will be happy to help. 

And Mark Sutton from Swindon in the Great War will be there to help you with your military research.

Have you visited the Richard Jefferies Museum recently? Come and see what the hard working volunteers have been up to in recent months.

All this and much more at the Swindon Heritage History Day, Sunday July 10 10am-4pm.










Robert Laxon - pioneer railwayman 

Jason Johnson - pioneer railwayman


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