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The Swindon Society

The Swindon Society

From its very beginnings the Society has attempted to record the social history of the area as shown by the camera since the 1850's.

The collection contains photographic material on many subjects including the GWR Swindon, Swindon Tramway system, Wilts & Berks Canal, Swindon in both World Wars, school groups, areas of the town including Old Town, Gorse Hill, Rodbourne, surrounding villages and much more.

The collection now numbers 15,000 plus images and is used to illustrate presentations to local groups.

To keep abreast of technology, the Society has recently digitised the slide collection and continue to add to the collection. Should you have any photographs, post cards or programmes and are willing for the Society to copy and add to the collection, please contact us by email - info@theswindonsociety.co.uk.

Members meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May inclusive.

Meetings are held at Goddard Park School, Welcombe Avenue, Park North, Swindon SN3 2QN, commencing at 7.30pm.

The meetings take the form of image presentations by members or visiting speakers, followed by a free hot beverage and a biscuit. The annual fee for membership is £15, which includes free entry to our meetings and a monthly newsletter. For ad hoc visitors, the entry fee is £3.00. Our final meeting of the season usually consists of an annual outing and this normally takes place in June.

How to Join

Should you wish to join the Swindon Society either contact the Secretary at the email address below or come along to the next meeting.

The current subscription rate is £15.00 per person. This is a link to our membership form - Membership Form 2023 - 2024

The Swindon Society Secretary and Committee can be contacted via email: info@theswindonsociety.co.uk

Privacy Statement

The Swindon Society retains an electronic record of members’ contact information, so we can let them know about forthcoming events and provide membership services. These services include: sending newsletters by email following non-attendance of a meeting; payment of annual subscriptions; any other matter considered to be necessary for the efficient running of the organisation. We also send emails to our members regarding local history enquiries they may be able to assist with. These emails are sent from the committee and if you have any assistance to offer, your details will never be shared without your specific permission. The Swindon Society's holding, use and protection of your personal data complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We do not share our membership data with any other groups, individuals or third parties and we will not keep your details for longer than 12 months, unless membership is renewed. If you would like your details removed from our records at any time, then please email us at info@theswindonsociety.co.uk.

Map to Car Park C (at the rear)