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STEAM - Museum of the GWR

A family history event in the massive Great Western Hall of STEAM,

the fascinating Museum of the Great Western Railway

in the heart of the former Swindon railway works

Saturday 10th June 2017

10.00 to 3.00

Free entry

 Specialist Suppliers and Societies

WFHS and Other Indexes & Advice

Digital and Paper Publications

Family History Paraphernalia



Societies include:

Bristol and Avon, Glamorgan, Romany & Traveller,

 Guild of One-Name StudiesGwentHampshire, West Surrey,

Family & Community Historical Research,

Oxfordshire, Somerset & Dorset, The Swindon Society


Others  include:  

"Wyvern" Railway Ancestry Research AdviceCAB Search,

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum,

Wilts & Swindon History Centre, Newtown Design Services,

AMP Family History Services,

This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps, Eureka Partnership,

M & P Barnes (Books), GR Postcards,

The Family History Partnership, The Mobile Museum,

Swindon Heritage, The Hooper Collection,

Mark Sutton (WW1), Unknown Soldier

Rodbourne Community History Group,

Broadgreen & Queenstown History - In The Heart Of Swindon

Western Front Association 



11am.  Gordon Shaw of the Rodbourne History Group with a talk that includes local, railway and, of course, family history.  “The quiet engineer, Thomas Richard Guppy” who was very much a big fish in the early days of GWR.
12.15pm.  Mainly for people starting out on family history but with something for everyone:  “Family History – places to look”, by Jerry King of Wiltshire FHS.
1.30pm.  Judy and Chris Rouse of Wyvern Railway Ancestry Research Advice  about some of the multitude of ancestors that helped create the railways: “The railway navvy: his working life”


Light refreshments in the Hall plus STEAM's Platform One Café.

STEAM is adjacent to the

Designer Outlet Village with its many stores, cafés and restaurants



Driving: M4 J16 is about 10 minutes’ drive.

Parking: Outlet Centre North Car Park,

opposite the National Trust HQ: SN2 2NA.

Walking: ¾ mile level walk from Town Centre and Railway and Coach Stations

Bus: frequent Thamesdown Transport buses serve the Outlet Village


Swindon Visitor Information Centre  01793 466454


Registered Charity No 290284      





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