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 Date
Wood Street, 1918

A view east into Wood Street, the large building called 'The Manor house' on the left of the picture was demolished in the 1960's sadly leaving little knowledge about it today. Please contact us if you know anything we dont about this building or any other on the site.

July 1, 1918 Then
Devizes Road, looking north,1905

The premises of Tom Finn decorator and signwriter are to the right advertising that 'only skilled men employed'.

July 1, 1905 Then
High Street, Mason Arms, 1905

Long since demolished the Masons Arms was on the site where HSBC now occupies and opposite Newport Street. Note the picture shows the entrance to the Masons Arms stables and yard.

July 1, 1905 Then
High Street, W.H. Norris, 1899

34 High Street, W.H.Norris saddler and harness maker with all the tackle outside on display. Next door, Manchester House which in the early eighteenth century merchant's house, the family are caught on camera.

July 1, 1899 Then
Old Mill Lane, The Lawn ariel view, 1925

Home of the Goddard family, 'The Lawn' an ariel view looking north-west 1925. This angle shows the expansive property and the way the Italian gardens were cultivated and planned.

July 1, 1925 Then