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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Regents Circus: Town Hall 1908

15 inches of snow fell and drifts were up to six feet deep. Snow halted the Corn Exchange clock, gutters collapsed and trees split under the weight of the snow

April 25, 1908 Then
Richmond Road, Children playing in the snow, 1949

Children frokm Richmond Road playing snowballs in the fieldsn near Bessemer Road in 1949. The children from left are Terry Harvey, Clive Herbert, Alan Harvey, Trevor Holliday, David Powell, Lennard Harvey, Margaret Marshman, Douglas Stewart and Brian Harvey. The photograph was taken by Albert Beaney.

June 1, 1949 Then
Rodbourne - Old Cinema

Rodbourne's Cinema for many years. please send in information about its history

January 1, 1920 Then
Rodbourne Cheney District Home Guard Officers, World War 2

Taken on the rear lawn of Maundrells Farm in Moredon
(Back row L-R) Mr D Sims, Mr F Pryor, Mr Mazzolini, -?-, -?-
(Front row L-R) Mr Smith, Mr P Richards, Mr Warminger

June 1, 1940 Then
Rodbourne Road 1905

A view looking north on Rodbourne Road in 1905

January 1, 1905 Then