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Rewind: A look back on life in Swindon

On this day in Swindon...Friday November 20 to Saturday November 28

A model of the David Murray John Tower

REWIND: Two tall storeys

Swindon welcomed Pamela Powell, the wife of controversial politician Enoch Powell.

REWIND: When Mrs Powell popped in

The scene of the rail crash at Stratton Green bridge in 1958

REWIND: A lucky escape

Churchfields School pupils took part in an integration exercise with disabled children at. Princess Margaret Hospital.

REWIND: Santa joined the space age

Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips married in 1973

REWIND: Wedding fever is a right royal do

REWIND: Hospitals in poor health

REWIND: Hospitals in poor health

Sussex Square in Walcot, as featured in the Swindon Evening Advertiser 57 years ago

REWIND: The future of shopping

Pop group The Searchers played in Swindon this week in 1967

REWIND: Groovy kind of love

Swindon’s North Star College pictured in the early 1970s, when it stood on 250,000 tons of burning ash. Right, a graphic showing the safety measures that were being put in place

REWIND: Heat is on at Swindon college

It’s the film that they want - Swindon cinemagoers queue up to see Grease at the ABC in Regent Street

REWIND: Treasure seekers’ triumphant find

Mums prepare to tells their stories of children being terrorised by stray dogs at Park South.

REWIND: Families in fear of packs of dogs

The Parade, which was then the town centre’s first newfangled pedestrian precinct

REWIND: We take a bold step into Swindon's future

Gladys Jack shows off her balancing act on a car in 1937, which featured on the front page of the Advertiser.

REWIND: poised for success

Children waving their ‘swaps’ in the air as Keith Chegwin came to town for the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

REWIND: Hold the press Cheggars is in town

Canon Roy Blake and his wife, Peta, who were heading off to Mityana

REWIND: Canon’s mission to help Uganda

Jeremy Corbyn during his visit to Swindon back in January 2003, seen here addressing an audience at the Pilgrim Centre in Regent Circus

When an obscure backbencher, Jeremy Corbyn, came to Swindon

Mr D Haddrell, a veteran of the Boer War

REWIND: Oh what a lovely Boer war vet

Report of George Foulds replacing Decameron on the bookshelf at his wife Elsie's shop in Commercial Road

REWIND: Bid to ban ‘filthy’ book in Swindon

Mayor Ashley Roberts and Thamesdown Council industrial adviser Douglas Smith with the model of the David Murray John Tower

REWIND: Lofty ambitions

John and Beryl Ingram celebrate their £115,000 pools win

REWIND: Having a smashing time

Footballer Don Rogers had tougher jobs in his time - here he was pushing over a pile of pennies for charity at the Beehive pub

REWIND: All the world's a stage

Regent Street pedestrian only

REWIND: Streets ahead in Swindon

Jim Maskell with Dinkie the Shetland pony.

REWIND: The little and large show as we look back on some animal magic

REWIND: Quite a Carry On in Clifton Street

REWIND: Quite a Carry On in Clifton Street

A gathering was held in Swindon town centre to promote the McGuire Programme, of which pop singer Gareth Gates, right, was a keen supporter. The programme was set up to help people overcome stammering

REWIND: A visit worth talking about

The perfect place to read your favourite newspaper - the Debenhams cafe. This picture was taken in 1997

REWIND: Down the years with Debenhams in pictures

General Elliot Roosevelt and his wife Patricia at their home near Brinkworth.

REWIND: Remember you’re a Roosevelt

Wendy Stevens pictured in The Adver in 1974

REWIND And the beat goes on

REWIND: Down the years at Debenhams in pictures

REWIND: Down the years at Debenhams in pictures

Anna Dining, Miss THamesdown having a game of petanque at the Shepherd's Rest

REWIND: Down at the local

Andrew Lloyd Webber marries at Ashton Keynes

REWIND: The bells rang for Mr Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, was back in Swindon to open the band’s new record shop, Threshold, in Canal Walk

REWIND: When Justin just popped in

Chimney starts to fall

REWIND: Blast that wasn't supposed to happen

Playwright Ken Ausden

REWIND: Plays, pubs and pageants

Mr C Lawrence of Stafford Street in Swindon

REWIND: Engineering's a model hobby

REWIND: Swindon entered the computer age

REWIND: Swindon entered the computer age

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REWIND: Orchestrating a change in career

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REWIND: Every picture tells a story about Thamesdown Transport

REWIND - Swindon 1987
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REWIND: Bird's Eye View 2

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REWIND: Boffins set their sights on the sky

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REWIND: Families were in fear of bus peril

REWIND Aerials - Swindon New Town 1961 (27171171)

REWIND: A bird’s eye view

REWIND - Chapman Family - Three generations of Judo enthusiasts - 1981 (27447726)

REWIND: There is life after death

REWIND: A VIP paid a visit to Swindon

REWIND: A VIP paid a visit to Swindon

REWIND: Swindon Festival

REWIND: Swindon Festival

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REWIND: Caught on camera... twice in one day

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REWIND: Sticks and stones and all that...

REWIND - Brunel Centre - 1977 (26121347)

Rewind: Vision of the future

REWIIND: Did anyone predict a riot?

REWIND: Did anyone predict a riot?

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