Tag: then+now

Kingshill and the canal a century apart

Recent additions to the Swindon Local Studies Collection’s online archive of photographs have included several from a century ago of the point where the Wilts & Berks Canal crossed Kingshill Road. komadori has been out to photograph the same views today.

(2010 images are © komadori and part of a collection of almost 200 Swindon photographic comparisons with images from the online archive of the Swindon Local Studies Collection.)

Looking east…
Kingshill Bridge looking east in 1910
Site of Kingshill Bridge looking east in 2010

and west…
Kingshill Bridge looking west in 1910
Site of Kingshill Bridge looking west in 2010

and north…
Kingshill Bridge looking north in 1910
Site of Kingshill Bridge looking north in 2010

and finally south-west.
Kingshill Bridge looking south-west in 1910
Site of Kingshill Bridge looking south-west in 2010

Westcott area then and now

The Swindon Local Studies Collection at the Central Library have been busy over recent months putting images from their collection onto Flickr. As they’ve recently added several of the local area, komadori has been out-and-about to photograph some of the same views today.

(Archive images below are Swindon Local Studies Collection; 2009 images are © komadori.)

Joseph Street looking towards Albion Street in 1954…
Joseph Street in 1954
and Joseph Street today.
Joseph Street in 2009

Marlborough Street looking towards Wescott Place in 1954…
Marlborough Street in 1954
and Marlborough Street today.
Marlborough Street in 2009

Wilts & Berks Canal in 1914…
Wilts & Berks Canal in 1914
and Canal Walk today.
Canal Walk in 2009