Swindon Works Wall of Names
The skill, ingenuity and sheer hard work of many thousands of men and women made the Swindon Railway Works world famous. STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, tells the story of these people and celebrates their achievements.
At its peak, over 12,000 people were employed in the Swindon Works that, from its beginnings in 1843 to its closure in 1986, dominated the life and development of the town.
The Wall of Names is a memorable section of the Museum where many of the people that worked ‘inside’ are honoured.
Add a name to the Wall of Names
You can add the name or names of anyone who was employed in the Works at Swindon at any time during its existence. The cost is £25.00 for a plaque with a single name.
Add a name to the Book of Honour
There is also a special Book of Honour to which names can be added. It will show trades, location of work and the dates of employment, and will form a permanent record of the many skills once practiced in Swindon’s Railway Works. The cost for each name entered in the Book of Honour is £18.00 and will create a unique record of Swindon’s finest craftsmen.
If you would like to add a name to the Wall of Names or Book of Honour, please contact the Museum to request an application form.
If you wish to view the Wall of Names, we recommend that you contact us in advance on 01793 466637 to ensure that access can be given on the day of your proposed visit.