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Please note that these are the only available copies and therefore the quality of some of the articles is not as good as it could be.


Frances Bevan Autumn 2013 'Old Town's tunnel that never was' [439kb]

Frances Bevan Autumn 2013



The Times


'A large and influential meeting' [604kb]

The Times 2/12/1872



The Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway


'The Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway' [101kb]

Swindon Advertiser 2/8/1875



The Beginning and The End


'The New Railway Commencement of the Works'
& 'The Footpath at the Bottom of Bellevue'
[338kb]

Swindon Advertiser 18/10/1875 & 11/11/1876



Erosion Threat


'Erosion Threat' [19kb]

Evening Advertiser 21/10/1952 (Reprinted 21/10/2002)



Hunt Street Will Go


'Hunt Street Will Go' [64kb]

30/6/1954



A Clay-pit that became park


'A Clay-pit that became park' [97kb]

15/2/1965



Old Tunnels


'Old Tunnels' [46kb]

8/8/1969



Tunnel for Old Town


'Tunnel for Old Town' [443kb]

7/5/1975



Remember the Fate of 1874 Tunnel


'Remember the Fate of 1874 Tunnel' [262kb]

15/5/1975



The day they gave up the tunnel through Swindon hill


'The day they gave up the tunnel through Swindon hill' [376kb]

1/5/1981



Impudent little railway that tried to dig its way into town


'Impudent little railway that tried to dig its way into town' [502kb]

14/5/1981



Oops! Our Slip is Showing


'Oops! Our Slip is Showing' [71kb]

14/5/1982



The Tunnel That They Couldn't Dig


'The Tunnel That They Couldn't Dig' [102kb]

20/5/1982



Slip Costs Soar


'Slip Costs Soar' [41kb]

26/10/1982



Slipping into history books


'Slipping into history books' [513kb]

28/1/1983



Massive Bil For Landslip


'Massive Bil For Landslip' [321kb]

21/4/1983



Victorian Legacy


'Victorian Legacy' [42kb]

28/4/1983



Landslip fears grow after road is closed


'Landslip Fears Grow After Road is Closed' [226kb]

03/5/1983



Swindon Slips With The Water


'Swindon Slips With The Water' [137kb]

05/5/1983



Bid to dry out land slip area


'Bid to dry out land slip area' [110kb]

26/7/1983



Irate residents in despair over landslip danger


'Irate residents in despair over landslip danger' [570kb]

29/12/1983



Hush hush over work on landslip


'Hush hush over work on landslip' [77kb]

10/4/1984



Huge Bill For Landslip


'Huge Bill For Landslip' [107kb]

13/4/1984



Landslip Victims Help


'Landslip Victims Help' [78kb]

08/9/1984



Council Acts on Landslide Risk


'Council Acts on Landslide risk' [64kb]

08/9/1984



Downhill Task


'Downhill Task' [53kb]

13/5/1985



Swindon's Other Railway


'Swindon's Other Railway'

Page 1 [457kb] Page 2 [434kb] 4/7/2002

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