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Standing from left, Eileen Miller, Barbara Smart, Pamela Hillman, Carole Heath, June Sleeman and Maureen Miles; seated from left, Sally Wyse, Sheila Webb, Brenda Day, Coral Winchcombe, Shirley Fisher and Sheila Collins

Remember When: Netballer is looking for school pals

The 1939 picture taken at Westcott Place School, with finalists from Swindon Schools Amateur Athletics

Can you put names to the young faces?

The Lancaster bomber

Dambusting aircraft scrapped in village

Kathleen Bex, Gwyneth Williams and Jeannette Holley help to arrange Peggy Smith for her turn to display fashions for Messrs Anstiss at the Savoy in 1948

Remember When: Model behaviour brings a little joy

Alderman AJ Bown, who took to the skies in the line of his civic duties

Remember When: Real high-flyers

Elton John performing at the County Ground

Remember When: We will rock you – again

David Spalding with a model of a Fairey Swordfish – he flew the real thing in the Second World War.

Teenager who was a North Sea high-flier

Roger Trayhurn and Mark Child with their new book, All For The Empire

When the sun set on the Empire Theatre

Former colleague, John Dashfield and Roger Hayes now

Remember the annual work's outing?

hugely impressive Robert Checker, of Prestige Communications, with a vintage satellite phone,

Firm boasts impressive collection of mobiles

Pilot’s first-hand account of raid on Nazi battleship

Regent Circus showing the former Corporation Electricity Showrooms and Regent cinema

REMEMBER WHEN: How the times have changed

WHAT A FIND Michael Richardson and his mother Kathleen with an old picture of a Victorian actor who appeared in Swindon

REMEMBER WHEN: Mum makes a royal discovery

What’s in a name?

REMEMBER WHEN: What’s in a name?

coveted Mick Hewer, above left, with the beermat advertising the Empire Theatre show.

Beermat of mystery

Music man Fergie Hewer with his Dynatron Stereo from Duck, Son and Pinker Picture: Siobhan Boyle

Seventies hi-fi is music to my ears

'Dolly bird’ optional: Attempting to sell the unsellable

Music to our ears

memories Some of the pictures which featured in Faces of Swindon in 1997

Were you snapped?

SOUVENIR Josie Lewis with the nameplate. And left, two seamen with the nameplate on board the vessel      Picture: JAMES DOUGLAS

Fond memories of a seafaring dad

Man lost land in drive for schools

Fascinating details  in 1960 town guide

Fascinating details in 1960 town guide

Cards tell story of Christmas past

Cards tell story of Christmas past

Festive guide front cover

An 80s Christmas

A woman’s place... and how it stopped being in the home

A woman’s place... and how it stopped being in the home

Kathleen Bull in later years

Remember When: Notes on the past

Flo Cole

Go with the Flo

How railway won the west and saw off the canals

John F Kennedy

Missile crisis saw world on the brink of Armageddon

BEGINNING OF THE END Above, Rommel and his Nazi troops in North Africa

Squadrons’ debts honoured

HOBBY Keith and Elizabeth Eade in the mid-1980s on the Talyllyn Railway; inset, Sara Eade also on the Talyllyn Railway with Trefor Davies and Andrew Rawlins on Corris Loco 7; below, the two postcards found in a Totnes charity shop

So, who said philately gets you nowhere?

Pam Grier in her most famous role in Jackie Brown.

When a Hollywood star, Pam Grier called Swindon home

population 400 the remote town of Hubbards, Nova Scotia

Postcards all the way from Canada

The working day began here...

A magnificent man and his flying machine

Reaction reaction

Reaction reaction

Further education

Further education

Reaction leapt into action

Reaction leapt into action

Saved by his mum’s jumper

Saved by his mum’s jumper

When the Adver was an A4 sheet

A photographic id parade

Glad we have a mayor

That’s our dad in that picture

That’s our dad in that picture

Any familiar faces?

Any familiar faces?

A princess paid a visit

The year Eurovision came to town

The year Eurovision came to town

Memories of Mr Dann... and his apprentices

This is no mug’s game for David

This is no mug’s game for David

Town not quite the Best

Why the show must go on

Why the show must go on

Success for Town on Italian adventure

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