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Working for Swindon Works 1930-1960

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Working for Swindon Works 1930-1960


Although Swindon was not the birthplace of the Great Western Railway or its headquarters (it was the manufacturing centre), it is usually the first place that comes to mind when people think of the great company of GWR. This is an in-depth social and industrial study of the conditions faced by the many thousands of working men and women and their families whose lives were controlled by the GWR from 1930-1960, the beginning of the modern period for the railway with mechanical accounting, up to the decline of the railway from 1957. Encompassing everything from pay rates and timekeeping to leisure, the effects of the Depression, working and living conditions, wartime and post-war and nationalisation changes, and featuring 100 photographs, many previously unpublished, this is a fascinating and important record of day to day life working for the industry giant of GWR.

Additional Information

Stock Code: AT403.0
Author: Timms P
ISBN13: 9780752444031
Height(mm): 244
Width(mm): 170
Page Count: 160
Publication Date: 1 Aug 2007
Publication Status: Out of print
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