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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Sanford Street Congregational Church 1968

Sanford Street Congregational Church 1968, demolished in the seventies

July 1, 1968 Then
Canal Walk, The Parade, Lloyds Bank 1968

Lloyds Bank and the Parade (Canal Walk) at the junction with Regent Street seen in 1968

June 1, 1968 Then
Market Street - Wharf Road main entrance New Swindon Market 1968

The original main entrance of Swindon Market, by now blocked off inside to form a separate shop for 'Harry's Walk-round Stores'. Wharf road was named after the nearby wharf on the canal below the current 'Big Screen'

June 1, 1968 Then
Market Street - Wharf Road ornate entrance New Swindon Market 1968

Ornate gateway to Swindon market. The market was closed in 1977 and traders rehoused in the Brunel Centre. The building was demolished and the area served as a car park until the new market was erected recently

June 1, 1968 Then
Market Street - Wharf Road New Swindon Market Bookstall 1968

Bookstall in the old Swindon Market 1968

June 1, 1968 Then