Swindon: Then, When & Now Update


Billy Drawing Up Mural

Thank you to everyone who got in touch to make suggestions for people, places and businesses to incorporate into the mural.


The most frequently mentioned name, per question were as follows*:


Q1. Which person or people from the past, present or future do you feel represent Swindon?

Brunel 21

Diana Dorr’s 11

Billy Piper 8

Richard Jefferies 6

Ken White 5

Gilbert O’Sullivan 5

Edith New 5

The Railway Workers 4

Gooch 4


Q2. Which building or buildings from the past, present or future do you feel represent Swindon?

Mechanics Institute 20

DJM Building/Tower 17

GWR Works/Outlet Village Buildings 13

Locarno/Corn Exchange 11

Town Hall 9

Milton Rd Baths 9

Wyvern 8

Christ Church 8

Railway Village 7

Renault 6

Baptist Tabernacle 5

Goddard Arms 5

Lydiard Park/House 4

Oasis 4

Mcilroys 4


Q3. Which business or businesses from the past, present or future do you feel represent Swindon?

GWR Works 24

Nationwide 11

Garrads 10

Honda 8

Mcilroys 6

Pressed Steel 5

Zurich 4


Q4. Which community place or places from the past, present or future do you feel represent Swindon?

Town Gardens 12

Farringdon Rd Park/GWR Park 9

Coate Water 7

Lydiard 6

Oasis 5

Railway Village 5

Mechanics Institute 5

Queens Park 4

Link Centre 4

Wyvern 4


Q5. Which cultural space or spaces from the past, present or future do you feel represent Swindon?

SMaG 11

Wyvern 10

Mechanic’s Institute 10

Arts Centre 6

Artsite 4

Steam 4

Coate Water inc. Diving board 4


DON'T FORGET! Weekend workshops to help work on the mural start 6th April 1-3pm

*full results will be available soon.

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