Thursday, October 6, 2016

Last guided walk at Radnor Street Cemetery

Here is a selection of a just a few of the stories we have heard this year on our guided walks of Radnor Street Cemetery.

Join us for our last walk of the season, this Sunday October 9, meet at the chapel at 2pm. 

Winifred Ormond Chapman and her son Robert. Winifred grew up at The Limes, Croft Road.

James Hinton, Mayor of Swindon 1903-4 pictured with his second wife Sarah and their daughter Florrie

Elizabeth Ann and her husband Thomas Bennett Jefferies 

Battle of Britain pilot Harold Morley Starr
Robert Laxon, coppersmith, one of the early railwaymen to move to Swindon

Jason Johnson, blacksmith in the early days of the GWR Works.

Noel Ponting talks about his ancestor John Hudson Read - royal train driver.

Andy Binks tells the story of another heroic train driver who averted a head on collision 

Henry Smith, funeral director, who was buried in his place of work - Radnor Street Cemetery

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