The statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel has finally been put back in its rightful place in the town centre.

It had been temporarily removed while redevelopment work has been taking place to improve the square since January of this year.

With the work almost completed the square should now compliment the rest of the town centre with new trees, benches and LED lighting.

The statue of the world renowned railway engineer was originally erected in 1971 in honour of the man whose vision and railway works first took Swindon on its journey from a small hill top conurbation to the sprawling city-sized town it is today.

Brunel has been placed on a new granite platform and has been switched round to face the Brunel Shopping Centre and the old Railway Works beyond it rather than facing Iceland, which must be an improved view!


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