[Public visits now extended to include Sunday 29 May.]
This weekend is Diesel Gala and Real Ale Festival weekend at Didcot Railway Centre, and SPS are joining in the fun!
On Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May we will have our info tent set up at Didcot spreading the word about Swindon Panel and the work we’re doing, as well as promoting sales of our many souvenirs to ensure we raise enough money to pay for it all!
On Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May we will also be making public tours of the panel in its new building. Now that the internal scaffolding has been removed from the new building a great new space has been opened up and suddenly the internal proportions of the space are much more easily appreciable.
Tours will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May. Numbers on each tour will be limited, so please register with the SPS info stand on the day when you first arrive to avoid disappointment.
You’ll be able to learn:
– the history of the panel and how it was brought to Didcot
– how it will be brought back to life and how it operates
– how it will form part of an exciting new exhibition at the Railway Centre
Everyone is welcome on the tours – members and public – so if you haven’t seen the panel in its new home yet, or if you have but you would like to see how far it has progressed since we put all the Dominos back in, please join us!
Of course, we always welcome extra helpers on Swindon Panel Days like these, so if you’re coming for the tour, why not lend a hand on the stand for half a day as well? It’s very easy-going and a great atmosphere. Please let us know if you can help.