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Photograph of David Murray John, Town Clerk of Swindon, c1960s

Photograph of David Murray John, Town Clerk of Swindon, c1960s
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David Murray John, Town Clerk of Swindon from 1937 to his death in 1974, was a seminal character in the history and survival of Lydiard House and Park. The architect of the town's post war growth, he was responsible for initiating and driving the purchase and rescue of Lydiard House and Park by Swindon Corporation in 1943.

Year:
1960-1970
Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photograph
Location:
The Civic Offices, Swindon Borough Council
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Credit:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Tuesday 31st August 2021

Items of Interest

Text for 60th Anniversary display, 1943- 2003
Text for 60th Anniversary display, 1943- 2003

Text used for display panels produced in collabora...