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Children's Fete a success

The 2010 Children’s Fete has been hailed a success adding another year to this annual Swindon tradition. Thank you to all of those that helped in some way whether a sponsor, volunteer or performer and most importantly thank you to those that attended the Fete and enjoyed the park. Pictures of the day are available […]

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Children's Fete 2010

We hope that you can join us for the annual Children’s Fete on the 17th July, organised by the Mechanics’ Institution Trust. Thanks to all those that have supported the Trust to hold this popular Swindon event again.

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New-look Trust's challenge to politicians

SwindonWeb were given exclusive access to a recent public presentation by the Trust in response to the Government’s “Big Society” policy. Speaking at the Swindon Civic Trust event Daniel Rose, Chair of the Trust also introduced the Trust logo and gave an update on the current situation with the Institution. Read the full article here.

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Trust presenting plans

As part of the Swindon Civic Trust events programme Daniel Rose, Chair of The New Mechanics’ Trust will be the guest speaker on the 10th June, at 7:30pm at the Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square. In what promises to be an informative and upbeat presentation Daniel will focus upon the opportunity that the Mechanics’ Institution […]

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Ministerial Visit

The Trust was pleased to host a visit from Lord Adonis, The Secretary of State for Transport and a railways enthusiast last night. Lord Adonis heard from Trustee’s and members of the Railway Village community about their views of the Institution and the Trust’s plans for its restoration and long term use. Enthused by the […]

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SwindonWeb article

Trust Chairman Daniel Rose talks to SwindonWeb… Back to the Future at the Mechanics’ What next for arguably Swindon’s most important building? As arguments over the fate of Swindon’s historic Mechanics’ Institute hit the headlines again, we talk to Daniel Rose, chairman of the New Mechanics’ Preservation Trust Limited, about their plans for the building […]

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Mechanics' Institutions – the global movement!

“Self Help”, the second Mechanics Institutes Worldwide Conference, was held in the UK city of Bath in September. The event follows the first Conference, “Buildings, Books and Beyond” held in Melbourne in 2004, and is aimed at the fraternity of Mechanics’ Institutes, Athenaeums, Schools of Arts, Literary and Philosophical Societies and other related organisations. Hosting […]

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And now over to the BBC…

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Victorian Society to the rescue?

Mechanics’ among top ten endangered buildings says Victorian Society This summer the Victorian Society appealed for people around the country to let them know about threats to buildings that they value. Pictures and information flooded in from all over England and Wales. They heard stories of neglectful owners, land disputes, exasperated councils and energetic campaigns, […]

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