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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Wood Street, No.11-13 Deacons Jewellers, 1905

Deacons the Jewellers, watchmaker and china seller established in 1848 and still there today.

June 1, 1905 Then
Wood Street, No.10 Nash's Sweet Shop, 1968

Nash's Sweet Shop at No 10 Wood Street in 1968. Mr E. Nash who made his own sweets opened the first Nash's in the 1850's. Later opening more shops in Rodbourne Road, Bridge Street and Regent Circus run by his daughters. Famous for their 'penny big lots' (a special bargain pack of sweets), and prize winning ice cream.

June 1, 1968 Then
Wood Street, looking east, 1904

The tram system was very new when this photograph was taken, notice the temporary tramcar stop sign on the lampost on the right.

July 1, 1904 Then
Wood Street, and Bath Road junction, 1960's

Wood Street and Bath Road junction in the 1960's.

June 1, 1960 Then
Wood Street, 1950s

Wood Street and Devizes Road junction 1950,s

June 1, 1950 Then

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