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, Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1925

As Swindon's population expanded this along with many other churches around this time replaced their older smaller buildings such as the Octagonal chapel in the Planks and opened this church able to accomodate 800 in 1880, it was renovated in the 1970's.

July 1, 1925 Then
Bath Road, Wood Street and Victoria Road junction 1950

The view from Bath Road across the junction of Victoria Road and Wood Street towards the centre of Old Town in 1950

July 1, 1950 Then
Bath Road/Victoria Road Astills Printers 1902

Astill's premises decorated for the coronation of King Edward VII in August 1902

August 12, 1902 Then
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