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« on: April 09, 2019, 07:53:48 am »

From Swindon Advertiser

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A PLAQUE to railway pioneer Sir Daniel Gooch has been removed for repair.

The brass panel, which was unveiled by the Duchess of Cornwall in 2016, was spotted missing by one Advertiser reader this weekend.

A Great Western Railway spokesman confirmed the plaque had been removed for repair work, countering any suggestion it may have been pilfered by a light-fingered railway memorabilia fanatic.

The monument had been affected by weather damage, GWR said. There was some suggestion it may also have been hit by criminal damage.

We have ... lots of boards that meet at Swindon, and I'm never sure which one to post in for station / town specifics ...
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 02:14:52 pm »

It has actually been missing for a couple of weeks.  I didn't consider it newsworthy enough to post.  Obviously the Advertiser did!
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