Then And Now

This section of the site is provided in partnership with The Swindon Society and The Richard Jefferies Society. It enables you to see how the surrounding area used to look and learn more about your town. We are adding value by providing a current photograph taken as far as possible from the same position. The project involves a fair bit of detective work, so if you can add or correct information, please get in touch. This is your site, so if you would like to get involved in extending this project, please let us know.

Title Description Datesort icon
GWR, Carriage Saloon

Carriage Saloon No.9002 interior.

October 1, 1909 Then
Cromwell Street, Floods! 1909

William Hooper had his photographic studio in Cromwell Street and took this from his upper window.

July 22, 1909 Then
Locomotive, King Edward, 1909

The King Edward No.4021, this 'Star' Class locomotive was built in June 1909 with the No. 3 Swindon Superheater which from this time became the standard fitment for future engines. Built at Swindon to a 4-6-0 design by G.J.Churchward and weighed 75 tons 12cwt. It was renamed The British Monarch, in June 1927 losing the 'the' in September, this name change was due to the advent of the Kings class.

June 1, 1909 Then
GWR, Stores Department, staff outing, 1990

GWR, Stores Department, staff outing, 1990 boarding charabancs for their annual outing in June 1909 to Newton Abbot, Moretonhampstead and Becky Falls.

June 1, 1909 Then
Cricklade Road, Gorse Hill Tram Terminus 1908

Swindon Tramcar number 6 at the northern terminus of the tram system on upper Cricklade road in Gorsehill 1908

July 1, 1908 Then