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Category Archives: Mechanics

Statement in response to recent Save Swindon’s Heritage petition on the Mechanics’ Institute

08.05.2019 The Mechanics’ Institution Trust has been working for over two decades to save and restore the Grade II* listed Mechanics’ Institute for the use and benefit of current and future generations of Swindonians. It has been a much longer and more complicated issue than the Trust ever envisaged, but has always remained central to […]

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Mechanics' Institute's future debated

A GOVERNMENT planner heard heated debate over whether plans for the Mechanics’ Institute would allow enough access for Swindon people. Read the report on the swindon advertiser website. But do scroll down to Brian V Cockbil comments has he has some corrections to the article for you.

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We are in the paper

Charity eyes up future home Have a read and add some comments

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Missed Inside out

If you missed Inside Out West here is a link to the BBC website where you can watch the video http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/content/articles/2007/11/12/west_building_s12_w9_feature.shtml

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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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