Sir Daniel Gooch Training Studio Launched

By Shirley Ludford On Saturday 25th March 2017

SWINDON 105.5's Training Studio has been launched as the "Sir Daniel Gooch Studio".  A specially made plaque based on the wheel of a locomotive no by longer in existence - but the main two wheels of which can be seen in the entrance to the town's STEAM Museum - was hand-crafted by Colin Hatch, who built replica hooters used by the Great Western Railway to call workers to and from work each day.

This follows on fro the dedicated year (to end February 2017) celebrating 200 years of the town's railway history and 175 years since the birth of local man Daniel Gooch, who has numerous achievements and credits to his name and became a "Sir" for his work.

This links with SWINDON 105.5's ethos of being the town's Community Radio Station - and celebrating 9 years of providing a unique service to Swindon.

The studio itself has been possible with thanks to the Swindon Charity Ball, Zurich Community Trust, Intel, a Wroughton carpet company and Station volunteers.

Colin Hatch with his unique plaque 

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