History of Swindon

History Of Swindon

Swindon is a town in Wiltshire in the South West of England. People have lived in the town since the Bronze Age and the town's location, being approximately halfway between Bristol and London, made it an ideal location for the Locomotive Factories of the Great Western Railway in the 19th century.

Swindon has grown from a population of just 1,198 in 1801 to over 150,000 in 2001.

Read more about History Of SwindonPre-history, The Romans in Swindon, The Saxons, Medieval Swindon, Swindon in The 1700s, The 1800s, Canals and Steam

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