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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GWR, Wheel Shop

The Wheel Shop used prior to 'A' Shop where the wheels and axles were united and steel tires were turned on very old belt driven lathes.

June 1, 1911 Then
GWR, Wheeling a Locomotive

The wheeling of an unidentified Locomotive. The picture was taken by R.G. Hannington Works Manager from 1922-1937. Taken in the 1930's.

June 1, 1930 Then
GWR, Workers Portrait, 1911

The workers from the GWR Works are being photographed on the completion of the Improvement Class for Enginemen and Firemen at Swindon in 1911.

June 1, 1911 Then
GWR, Workmen constructing part of the Locomotive Shed

This photograph shows the construction of the Roundhouse section of the Locomotive Shed.

June 1, 1908 Then
GWR, Works 'Tunnel Entrance'

Works 'Tunnel Entrance' as the men leave work.

January 16, 1935 Then