Swindon


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Swindon,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 127,348), S central England. Swindon was a small village until 1841, when the Great Western RR opened its locomotive and car works there. It became the largest and most highly industrialized town in the Wiltshire, and is the center of the modern borough. Other industries include engineering, clothing manufacture, and tobacco.

Swindon

 

a city in Great Britain, in Wiltshire County. Population, 90,800 (1971). A major railroad junction on the London- Bristol line, Swindon has railroad shops. Industry includes the production of rolling stock and other railroad equipment. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, a number of companies from London moved to Swindon.

Swindon

1. a town in S England, in NE Wiltshire: railway workshops, high technology. Pop.: 155 432 (2001).
2. a unitary authority in S England, in Wiltshire. Pop.: 181 200 (2003 est.). Area: 230 sq. km (89 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
I'm comfortable at Swindon and, hopefully, I will do what I do - create things and score goals.
HSBC area corporate director, James Shepherd, said, 'Opening the new centre in Swindon is a real statement of intent for HSBC and was an easy decision to make; Swindon is becoming a real growth market so we've invested significantly to reflect our commitment to the region.
Brendan Rodgers enjoys a good relationship with Swindon boss Mark Cooper, who also benefited from the services of the Reds' Brad Smith last season before injury curtailed his stay.
It has led to renewed interest in a clutch of Swindon players with Cardiff and also fellow Championship outfit Huddersfield keen on Byrne who was named in the League One Team of the Year for his exploits last season.
Swindon were first to threaten as Richard O'Donnell did brilliantly well to claw out a Turnbull header.
Becoming a partner of UTC Swindon is a major step for us, said Darren Cooke, director of operations for Service Experience at Spirent Communications.
Shrewsbury caused Swindon several problems in the first half.
Swindon boss Mark Cooper heaped praise on Ajose, saying: "He has been at Manchester United a number of years, which you can see, and we are trying to rebuild his confidence.
The goal was just reward for Swindon, who flew out of the blocks and should have been ahead after 30 seconds.
His side are 11th, nine points behind third-placed Swindon, and since beating the MK Dons in October they haven't beaten a top-ten team.
Stephen Darby struck the winning penalty in a dramatic shoot-out to put Swindon in the League I play-offs final at the expense of Charlton.
The nine-strong cabinet of the Tory-run council yesterday voted unanimously in favour of withdrawing from the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership.