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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Market Street - Wharf Road - New Swindon Market Cafe 1968

An evocative scene from sixties Swindon. A regular meeting place for both traders and shoppers; prices ranged from 6d for tea to 10d for assorted mineral drinks, Cheese and Onion rolls were 10d and Cheese and Ham rolls were 1s (5p)

June 1, 1968 Then
Commercial Road - Hinders Store 1968

at 115 -118 Commercial Road, the shop sold everything from pets and fish to garden requirements

June 1, 1968 Then
Havelock Street - Shops 1968

Swindon had lots of bookshops once. Note the narrow back way leading to Granville Street. On the right is Frank Woodward, Fishing Tackle

June 1, 1968 Then
Fleet Street - shops 1968

Kane's Cycle and Mopeds, The Kandy Box at 39. In the background the AEUW building is under construction

June 1, 1968 Then
Princes Street - new Divisional Police HQ 1968

Then brand spanking new, it has already gone and the site awaits redevelopment

June 1, 1968 Then

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