Geo-Trips :: Swine Town? Swing Town

Swindon

A walk from the railway station, Thu, 14 Jul 2022 by Basher Eyre

To my first "in the flesh" meeting of Geograph Hunters since March 2019 Not too much flesh, you understand, were Geographers not Naturists. How could I not come to Swindon but by train. From there, I headed into the town, through the shopping area to the war memorial, down Crombey Road, round to STEAM then back to the station.

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SU1485 : Swindon Railway Station: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
Swindon Railway Station: mid July 2022

SU1485 : Office block above Swindon Railway Station by Basher Eyre
Office block above Swindon Railway Station

SU1585 : Pub at the junction of Station Road and Wellington Street by Basher Eyre
Pub at the junction of Station Road and Wellington Street

SU1585 : Sculpture outside Swindon Railway Station by Basher Eyre
Sculpture outside Swindon Railway Station
It commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II... more

SU1485 : Bus stop outside Swindon Railway Station by Basher Eyre
Bus stop outside Swindon Railway Station

SU1485 : Looking from Station Road into Gloucester Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Station Road into Gloucester Street

SU1485 : Looking south-southwest along Station Road by Basher Eyre
Looking south-southwest along Station Road
Taken from its junction with Gloucester Street

SU1485 : Junction of Cheltenham Street and Station Road by Basher Eyre
Junction of Cheltenham Street and Station Road

SU1485 : Minton Place, Station Road by Basher Eyre
Minton Place, Station Road

SU1485 : Looking northeast along Station Road by Basher Eyre
Looking northeast along Station Road

SU1485 : Car park in Station Road by Basher Eyre
Car park in Station Road

SU1484 : Looking across Sheppard Street towards Holbrook House by Basher Eyre
Looking across Sheppard Street towards Holbrook House

SU1484 : Looking across Sheppard Street into Bridge Street by Basher Eyre
Looking across Sheppard Street into Bridge Street

SU1484 : Lamppost in Sheppard Street by Basher Eyre
Lamppost in Sheppard Street

SU1484 : Looking from Station Road towards the railway line by Basher Eyre
Looking from Station Road towards the railway line

SU1485 : Access road from Station Road to a rail users car park by Basher Eyre
Access road from Station Road to a rail users car park

SU1484 : Looking south-east along Bridge Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-east along Bridge Street

SU1484 : Houses in Sheppard Street by Basher Eyre
Houses in Sheppard Street

SU1484 : Scaffolding on a building in Sheppard Street by Basher Eyre
Scaffolding on a building in Sheppard Street

SU1484 : Looking north-northeast along Sheppard Street by Basher Eyre
Looking north-northeast along Sheppard Street

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of Sheppard and East Streets by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Sheppard and East Streets

SU1484 : Looking from Sheppard Street into East Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Sheppard Street into East Street

SU1484 : Sheppard Street on a hot summer afternoon by Basher Eyre
Sheppard Street on a hot summer afternoon

SU1484 : Parked cars in Sheppard Street by Basher Eyre
Parked cars in Sheppard Street

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of London Street and Emlyn Square by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of London Street and Emlyn Square

SU1484 : Looking from London Street into Emlyn Square by Basher Eyre
Looking from London Street into Emlyn Square

SU1484 : Cars turning from Emlyn Square into London Street by Basher Eyre
Cars turning from Emlyn Square into London Street
(with a bus waiting in Bristol Street)

SU1484 : Information board in Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Information board in Bristol Street

SU1484 : Looking from Emlyn Square into London Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Emlyn Square into London Street

SU1484 : Short cut to STEAM from Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Short cut to STEAM from Bristol Street

SU1484 : Bus turning from Emlyn Square into Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Bus turning from Emlyn Square into Bristol Street

SU1484 : T-junction of Emlyn Square, London Street and Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
T-junction of Emlyn Square, London Street and Bristol Street

SU1484 : The Baker's Café, Swindon New Town by Basher Eyre
The Baker's Café, Swindon New Town
(at the junction of Bathampton Street and Emlyn Square)

SU1484 : Looking from Emlyn Square towards a bus in Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Emlyn Square towards a bus in Bristol Street

SU1484 : Junction of Emlyn Square and Bathampton Street by Basher Eyre
Junction of Emlyn Square and Bathampton Street

SU1484 : Looking from Emlyn Square towards the boundary of Bristol and London Streets by Basher Eyre
Looking from Emlyn Square towards the boundary of Bristol and London Streets

SU1484 : Looking south-west along Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-west along Bristol Street

SU1484 : Entrance to Great Western Business Centre in Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Entrance to Great Western Business Centre in Bristol Street

SU1484 : Water tower, Bristol Street: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
Water tower, Bristol Street: mid July 2022

SU1484 : Houses in Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Houses in Bristol Street

SU1484 : Traffic in Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
Traffic in Bristol Street

SU1484 : St Mark's spire spotted from Bristol Street by Basher Eyre
St Mark's spire spotted from Bristol Street

SU1484 : UTC Swindon: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
UTC Swindon: mid July 2022

SU1484 : Looking west-southwest in Church Place by Basher Eyre
Looking west-southwest in Church Place

SU1484 : Mid section of Church Place by Basher Eyre
Mid section of Church Place

SU1484 : New Swindon Park: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
New Swindon Park: mid July 2022

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (a) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (a)
As a teenager, reading Trevor Huddleston's 'Naught for your comfort' was my first... more

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (b) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (b)
As a teenager, reading Trevor Huddleston's 'Naught for your comfort' was my first... more

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (c) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (c)
As a teenager, reading Trevor Huddleston's 'Naught for your comfort' was my first... more

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (d) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (d)
As a teenager, reading Trevor Huddleston's 'Naught for your comfort' was my first... more

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (e) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (e)
As a teenager, reading Trevor Huddleston's 'Naught for your comfort' was my first... more

SU1484 : Father Trevor's first church (f) by Basher Eyre
Father Trevor's first church (f)

SU1484 : Traffic lights at the western end of Church Place by Basher Eyre
Traffic lights at the western end of Church Place

SU1484 : Historic sign in New Swindon Park by Basher Eyre
Historic sign in New Swindon Park
At the 2022 Geograph Meet, we had a fascinating talk about what GWR did for... more

SU1484 : Looking from Park Lane into Dean Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Park Lane into Dean Street

SU1484 : Approaching a railway bridge in Dean Street by Basher Eyre
Approaching a railway bridge in Dean Street

SU1484 : Car park for the retail park in Rodbourne Road by Basher Eyre
Car park for the retail park in Rodbourne Road

SU1484 : Looking across Rodbourne Street towards McArthur Glen  by Basher Eyre
Looking across Rodbourne Street towards McArthur Glen

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (a) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (a)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (b) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (b)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (c) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (c)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (d) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (d)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (e) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (e)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (f) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (f)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (g) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (g)

SU1484 : Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (h) by Basher Eyre
Inside McArthur Glen, the old Swindon Railway Works (h)
This building is one of an important group of 19th Century industrial buildings,... more

SU1484 : Path between Swindon Engine Sheds and The National Trust HQ by Basher Eyre
Path between Swindon Engine Sheds and The National Trust HQ

SU1484 : Historic sign by a historic building by Basher Eyre
Historic sign by a historic building
A Coronavirus Pandemic sign outside STEAM

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (i) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (i)
For more about the museum see... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (ii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (ii)
Mind you, I used to work at the school in the neighbourhood where Brunel was born... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (iii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (iii)
For more about the museum see... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (iv) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (iv)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (v) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (v)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (vi) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (vi)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (vii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (vii)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (viii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (viii)
For more about the museum see... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (ix) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (ix)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (x) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (x)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xi) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xi)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xii)
A great place for a day out... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xiii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xiii)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xiv) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xiv)
Seen at the wonderful GWR Museum at Swindon... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xv) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xv)
Seen at the excellent GWR Museum at Swindon... more

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xvi) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xvi)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xvii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xvii)

SU1484 : STEAM,  a train nut's spiritual home (xviii) by Basher Eyre
STEAM, a train nut's spiritual home (xviii)
And so I leave a museum designed especially for....me... more

SU1484 : Wheels outside STEAM by Basher Eyre
Wheels outside STEAM
For more about the GWR Museum see... more

SU1484 : Builders working on The Pattern Church by Basher Eyre
Builders working on The Pattern Church
Also see https://patternchurch.org/

SU1484 : Approaching Bristol Street from Church Place by Basher Eyre
Approaching Bristol Street from Church Place

SU1484 : Looking from Emlyn Square into Oxford Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Emlyn Square into Oxford Street

SU1484 : Postbox in Reading Street by Basher Eyre
Postbox in Reading Street

SU1484 : Looking from Emlyn Square into Faringdon Road by Basher Eyre
Looking from Emlyn Square into Faringdon Road

SU1484 : Shops in Faringdon Road by Basher Eyre
Shops in Faringdon Road

SU1484 : Looking across Farnsby Street towards Bridge House by Basher Eyre
Looking across Farnsby Street towards Bridge House

SU1484 : Feeling hot, hot, hot in Farnsby Street by Basher Eyre
Feeling hot, hot, hot in Farnsby Street

SU1484 : Car park at the junction of Villett and Farnsby Streets by Basher Eyre
Car park at the junction of Villett and Farnsby Streets

SU1484 : Looking from Farnsby Street into Villett Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Farnsby Street into Villett Street

SU1484 : Looking from Milton Road into Farnsby Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Milton Road into Farnsby Street

SU1484 : Junction of Milton Road and  Farnsby Street by Basher Eyre
Junction of Milton Road and Farnsby Street

SU1484 : Bus stop by the car park in Farnsby Street by Basher Eyre
Bus stop by the car park in Farnsby Street

SU1484 : Looking north east along Canal Walk by Basher Eyre
Looking north east along Canal Walk

SU1484 : High summer in Market Street by Basher Eyre
High summer in Market Street

SU1484 : Stalls in Market Street by Basher Eyre
Stalls in Market Street

SU1484 : Post box in Canal Walk by Basher Eyre
Post box in Canal Walk

SU1484 : Metrobank, Regent Street: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
Metrobank, Regent Street: mid July 2022

SU1484 : Looking from The Parade into Bridge Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from The Parade into Bridge Street

SU1484 : Looking north-west in Regent Street by Basher Eyre
Looking north-west in Regent Street

SU1584 : It once seemed so exotic by Basher Eyre
It once seemed so exotic
In the early eighties, I bought a book on The Ramones. One of their favourites was... more

SU7423 : Unearthed after many years lost in undergrowth by Basher Eyre
Unearthed after many years lost in undergrowth
I walk past this spot most days and suddenly I see this plaque, revealed after... more

SU1584 : Looking from Regent Street into College Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Regent Street into College Street

SU1584 : Shoppers in regent Street by Basher Eyre
Shoppers in regent Street

SU1584 : Approaching the junction of Regent Street and Edgeware Road by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Regent Street and Edgeware Road

SU1584 : Safety barriers outside the WW Hunter building by Basher Eyre
Safety barriers outside the WW Hunter building
(taken at the junction of Regent Street and Edgeware Road)

SU1584 : One Below, Regent Street by Basher Eyre
One Below, Regent Street

SU1584 : Barclays Bank, Regent Street by Basher Eyre
Barclays Bank, Regent Street

SU1584 : Regent Street: you are here by Basher Eyre
Regent Street: you are here

SU1584 : Weatherspoon in Regent Street by Basher Eyre
Weatherspoon in Regent Street

SU1584 : Boundary of Regent Street and Regent Circus by Basher Eyre
Boundary of Regent Street and Regent Circus

SU1584 : Plant boxes in Regent Circus by Basher Eyre
Plant boxes in Regent Circus

SU1584 : Swindon War Memorial: mid July 2022 by Basher Eyre
Swindon War Memorial: mid July 2022
Also see https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/99970

SU1584 : Wilt & Berks Canal Trust, Regent Circus by Basher Eyre
Wilt & Berks Canal Trust, Regent Circus

SU1584 : Meca, Regent Circus by Basher Eyre
Meca, Regent Circus

SU1584 : Traffic in Regent Circus by Basher Eyre
Traffic in Regent Circus

SU1584 : Looking eastwards in Victoria Road by Basher Eyre
Looking eastwards in Victoria Road

SU1584 : Looking past the town hall towards the war memorial by Basher Eyre
Looking past the town hall towards the war memorial

SU1584 : Shops in Commercial Road by Basher Eyre
Shops in Commercial Road

SU1584 : Zebra Crossing in Commercial Road by Basher Eyre
Zebra Crossing in Commercial Road

SU1584 : Houses in Whitney Street by Basher Eyre
Houses in Whitney Street

SU1584 : Looking from Whitney Street into Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Whitney Street into Crombey Street

SU1584 : Looking eastwards in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Looking eastwards in Crombey Street

SU1584 : Looking from Crombey Street into Whitney Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Crombey Street into Whitney Street

SU1584 : Approaching the junction of Crombey and Dowling Streets by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Crombey and Dowling Streets

SU1584 : Croassroads of Dowling and Crombey Streets by Basher Eyre
Croassroads of Dowling and Crombey Streets

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of Crombey Stanier Streets by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Crombey Stanier Streets

SU1484 : Looking south-southwest up Stanier Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-southwest up Stanier Street

SU1484 : Crossroads of Crombey and Stanier Streets by Basher Eyre
Crossroads of Crombey and Stanier Streets

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of Crombey and Newhall Streets by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Crombey and Newhall Streets

SU1484 : Looking south-southwest up Newhall Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-southwest up Newhall Street

SU1484 : Crossroads of Crombey and Newhall Streets by Basher Eyre
Crossroads of Crombey and Newhall Streets

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of Crombey and Morse Streets by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Crombey and Morse Streets

SU1484 : Looking south-southwest up Morse Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-southwest up Morse Street

SU1484 : Crossroads of Crombey and Morse Streets by Basher Eyre
Crossroads of Crombey and Morse Streets

SU1484 : Mural in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Mural in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Zebra crossing in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Zebra crossing in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Looking south-southwest up Deacon Street by Basher Eyre
Looking south-southwest up Deacon Street

SU1484 : Looking from Crombey Street into Deacon Street by Basher Eyre
Looking from Crombey Street into Deacon Street

SU1484 : Looking westwards in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Looking westwards in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Bus stop in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Bus stop in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Approaching a slight bend in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Approaching a slight bend in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Looking east-southeast in Crombey Street by Basher Eyre
Looking east-southeast in Crombey Street

SU1484 : Junction of Crombey and Curtis Streets by Basher Eyre
Junction of Crombey and Curtis Streets

SU1484 : Looking north-east in Curtis Street by Basher Eyre
Looking north-east in Curtis Street

SU1484 : Looking across Curtis Street towards The Rolleston Arms Hotel by Basher Eyre
Looking across Curtis Street towards The Rolleston Arms Hotel
The alley to its right runs right through to Whitney Street

SU1484 : Approaching the junction of Curtis Street and Commercial Road by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Curtis Street and Commercial Road

SU1484 : Approaching the boundary of Commercial and Milton Roads by Basher Eyre
Approaching the boundary of Commercial and Milton Roads

SU1484 : Looking along Commercial Road towards The Rolleston Arms Hotel by Basher Eyre
Looking along Commercial Road towards The Rolleston Arms Hotel

SU1484 : Lamppost in Milton Road by Basher Eyre
Lamppost in Milton Road

SU1484 : Roadworks in Milton Road by Basher Eyre
Roadworks in Milton Road

SU1484 : Looking along Tennyson Street towards Milton Road by Basher Eyre
Looking along Tennyson Street towards Milton Road

SU1484 : Junction of Chester and Tennyson Streets by Basher Eyre
Junction of Chester and Tennyson Streets

SU1484 : Looking north-west along Chester Street by Basher Eyre
Looking north-west along Chester Street

SU1484 : Mid section of Chester Street by Basher Eyre
Mid section of Chester Street

SU1484 : Looking from Chester Street into Faringdon Road by Basher Eyre
Looking from Chester Street into Faringdon Road

SU1484 : Junction of Faringdon Road and Chester Street by Basher Eyre
Junction of Faringdon Road and Chester Street

SU1484 : Looking across Faringdon Road towards Chester Street by Basher Eyre
Looking across Faringdon Road towards Chester Street

SU1484 : A spot of shade in Faringdon Road by Basher Eyre
A spot of shade in Faringdon Road

SU1484 : Looking from Faringdon Road and into Milton Road by Basher Eyre
Looking from Faringdon Road and into Milton Road

SU1484 : Junction of Exeter Street and Emlyn Square by Basher Eyre
Junction of Exeter Street and Emlyn Square

SU1484 : Looking from Exeter Street into Emlyn Square by Basher Eyre
Looking from Exeter Street into Emlyn Square

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