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Mr Monkey in Swindon

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Mr Monkey opposite the Glue Pot pub Mr Monkey opposite the Mechanics Institute

Mr Monkey scurried up the street from the tunnel. On one side of the road was the Glue Pot pub, which got its name from being the local for the carpenters from the woodworking shop. On the other side of the road was the Mechanic's Institute. They started building this in 1854, and when it opened it had an office, a classroom, an alcohol-free refreshment room, and hot and cold baths. It's a bit of a wreck now, and Mr Monkey was deeply unimpressed by the square tower at the far end.

You can read about the Mechanic's Institute at the Heritage Explorer website.

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