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.

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Bath Road/Victoria Road: Astills Printers 1900

Astills Printers building

July 1, 1900 Then
Bath Road: Wesleyan Methodist Church 1905

A view along Bath Road: the Wesleyan Methodist Church, (opened in 1880)

July 1, 1905 Then
Bathampton Street, Co-op, 1921

New Swindon Idustrial Co-operative Society Diamond Jubilee celebrations, August 1921. This was the children's fancy dress procession during the exhibition week. The picture was taken on Bathampton street towards the Mechanics Institute.

July 1, 1921 Then
Beatrice Street Lake and gardens 1910

George Whitehead, property developer and Landlord of the Princess Hotel in Beatrice Street converted an old claypit at the back of the hotel into a pleasure lake in the early years of the century. He charged one penny for admission. The Council filled it in 1973 and it is now part of St Mark's Recreation ground

July 1, 1910 Then
Beatrice Street Lake and gardens 2 1910

Another view of the pleasure gardens

July 1, 1910 Then