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Mr Monkey in Swindon

"It's a bit skeletal, really"

Mr Monkey beside the GWR barracks Mr Monkey beneath the Swindon watertower

Mr Monkey admired the towers on the front of the GWR Barracks. This was originally a lodging house for single workers, but in 1869 turned into a Wesleyan chapel. Round a couple of corners, he found the GWR water tower, which is 75 feet high, and could have 41,000 gallons of water in a 6 foot deep tank on its top. This provided a useful source of high pressure water for fire fighting, which was apparently more necessary after they built the Works.

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