Beaney Images

Please Note: The locations showing below images are not where the photograph was taken, but where Albert Beaney would visit to see if the Parents would like to purchase a copy.

Albert Beaney 1914 – 2006

Albert George Beaney was born in Beatrice Street in 1914. He was educated at Ferndale Secondary School.

Upon leaving school Albert entered the Swindon GWR Works. Then, when he was called up to serve his two-year period of National Service, Albert joined the RAF.

On completion of his National Service, Albert and Joan (his wife) returned to his home in Beatrice Street and Albert returned to his trade as a French Polisher “inside” - inside being the term used if you worked in the GWR factory in Swindon.

When Albert was made redundant from the GWR works, he secured a job working for the Post Office and he continued there until the age of 60. His final job was at Square D where he stayed until his retirement at age 65.

Albert left an amazing collection of images (40,000) covering the social history of people and events in Swindon and the surrounding villages.

The Beaney collection is jointly held by The Museum and Art Gallery and The Swindon Society.

Pinehurst

Acacia Grove 1952 (1)Acacia Grove 1952 (2)Acacia Grove 1952 (3)Acacia Grove 1952 (4)Acacia Grove 1952 (5)
Beech Ave. 1949-59 (1)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (10)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (11)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (12)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (13)
Beech Ave. 1949-59 (2)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (3)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (4)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (5)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (6)
Beech Ave. 1949-59 (7)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (8)Beech Ave. 1949-59 (9)Beech Ave. 1949-59Cedars Close 1961-69
Cherry Tree  Grove Cherry Tree-Sycamore Grove 1949-57Chestnut Ave 1949-60 (1)Chestnut Ave 1949-60 (2)Chestnut Ave 1949-60 (3)
Chestnut Ave 1949-60 (4)Chestnut Ave 1949-60 (5)Oak Tree Ave 1949-60 (1)Oak Tree Ave 1949-60 (2)Oak Tree Ave 1949-60 (3)
Pinehurst Road 1949-59 (1)Pinehurst Road 1949-59 (2)Pinehurst Road 1949-59 (3)Pinehurst Road 1949-59 (4)Poplar Ave 1950-59 (1)
Poplar Ave 1950-59 (2)Poplar Ave 1950-59 (3)Portal Rd 1950-60-70sWillows Ave 1949-55

Penhill

Location Penhill Cricklade Rd in background

Gorse Hill

Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (13)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (30)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (36)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (46)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (59)
Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (67)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (68)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (69)Argyle St 1950-51-52-59 (71)Avening St 1949-51-52-53-54-59 (29)
Avening St 1949-51-52-53-54-59 (30)Avening St 1949-51-52-53-54-59 (41)Poulton St 1950-54 (10)Suffolk St 1949-52 (22)Tiverton Rd 1953-59 (4)
Tiverton Rd 1953-59Whiteman St-1949-50s (16)

Unknown

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