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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Swindon, Capital and Counties Bank Ltd. Staff, 1894

Staff of the Old Swindon and New Swindon branches of the The Capital and Counties Bank Limited. 1894. Standing left to right: F.S. Wilson, C. Sneath, E.J. Badcock, H.C.Cook, Seated, left to right: H.T. Dixon, E. Ing, T. Byrch, C.R. Bailey, H. Rivers. In front: D.C. Waddy.

June 1, 1894 Then
Mechanics Institution - Interior

The Mechanics Institution was the social and cultural heart of Swindon through the Victorian and Edwardian ages right up until after the Second World War

January 1, 1895 Then
GWR, Swindon Junction tracks

A View west from Swindon Junction Station, lines of locomotives ready to enter the works in the distance. The building on the right is the site of the first Medical Fund swimming baths.

September 1, 1895 Then
Marlborough Lane: Ladder Hill 1896

The Sewell family, relations of the famous writer Richard Jefferies

July 1, 1896 Then
Patients in the Medical Fund hospital 1897

Patients in the Medical Fund hospital 1897, the photographer (Jules Sigismund) can be seen reflected in the mirror

January 1, 1897 Then