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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Euclid Street, Schoolgirls, 1921

The girls of Euclid Street Shool, Silbury House, it was very difficult to get everyone to keep very still for the very slow exposure needede for camera's then as shown by the girl who is blurred for this reason.

July 1, 1921 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
GWR, Locomotive, the 'President' in Swindon

Locomotive 4-4-2 No.103 'President' bought from France with two others by Churchward to test against his own 'Star' and 'Saint' designs. This photograph shows 'President' rebuilt with a GWR Pattern boiler in the 1920's. Note no exact date is given so we estimated one.

June 1, 1921 Then
County Road, County Ground, Swindon Boys football team, 1920-1

Swindon boys football team and officials in the English Schools Football Sheild 1920/1. The team were: goalkeeper Sheppard, full backs Pane & Maslin, Half Backs Seely, Alley & Cole, Forewards Hatherall, Boots, Webb, Darnell & Blackford. After the game both teams went to Sandford School for tea.

June 1, 1921 Then
Hythe Road, No.1 W.A. Slade family butchers, 1921

No.1 Hythe Road, W.A. Slade family butchers in 1921. Outside the shop are pictured William and Ida Slade, with Jimmy Dunford and a boy Dodson on the delivery bicycle. William later became the manager of the Co-op at Rodbourne Road and Captain of Swindon Wednesday United Football Club.

June 1, 1921 Then