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 Datesort icon
GWR, Diesel Training School, Apprentices

A group of apprentices photographed outside the Diesel Training School in Newburn Crescent Swindon in September 1970.

September 1, 1970 Then
Cromwell Street, shops, 1970

More shops on the now demolished Cromwell Street where Brunel shopping centre now stands. Notice the compulsory purchase sign on one of the closed shops waiting for demolition.

July 1, 1970 Then
Canal Walk, The Parade Water feature 1970

The controversial water feature built in the Parade in the sixties, which was later removed

June 1, 1970 Then
GWR, Swindon junction Station old Subway

Prior to later modernisation this is how the subway linking the station entrance to the island platform looked in Jan 1970.

January 1, 1970 Then
GWR, Swindon Junction Station tracks

A view west from Swindon Junction Station

June 1, 1969 Then