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Tetbury Goods Shed

Daniel Rose Chair of The Mechanics’ Institution Trust was invited to attend an open day at the Tetbury Goods Shed on Saturday 16th October. The Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust have plans to restore the last remaining example of railway heritage in the town for community use. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust has proposed that local […]

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Trust published in Government Gazette

The Trust took its thoughts on the Big Society direct to politicians through the publication Government Gazette, distributed and sold to those across the political environment. This well timed article is currently in the party conference editions alongside an article by English Heritage Chair Baroness Kay Andrews. Click on the article to enlarge.

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Mechanics' Theatre roof coming off

As many people know (not least the residents of the Railway Village) the roof is being removed from the theatre due to concerns that it was in danger of collapse and therefore cause damage to the rest of the structure. Swindon Borough Council temporarily took control of the building in July to carry out Urgent […]

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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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New Home for Trust

We have a new home 9 East Street, Swindon Situated in the Railway Village this is the last of Swindon’s co-op buildings. We are very grateful to the owners of this listed building for allowing us to take this project forward. Call in and see us!

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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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