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Historic Swindon Photos 5

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Brenda McGuire
I worked in the shop Rhapsody many years ago. It's no longer there. So many changes since I lived and worked in the town.

Brenda McGuire
I lived on Clifton Street across the street from the shops with the cemetary behind us. I miss those days. The town has changed so much and not for the better I might add.

Brenda McGuire
My gran Dorathy Huntley lived in No. 13 Eastcott Hill. I spent many a happy day/night at my grandparents house. I remember this view like it was yesterday.

Vance Willis
As a born and bred Swindonian, I am facinated by this wonderful window on the past of my hometown.Although born in 1961, I remember many of the scenes from my childhood and am always on the lookout for landmarks, still visible over the passage of time. It also makes you realise some of the architecture we had in the town, now sadly gone forever.

Pic 1 Holy Rood was my first school and i cried on my first day and that was about 1961 and i rem it as if it was yesterday!

Maurice Darling
Pictures are memories of our past.Ignore your past and you have no future

jeff browning
how serene, if we could only have this image in todays swindon.

i grew up in swindon and move to australia 7 years ago, i love all the photo,s it,s made me want to visit my beautiful home alot quicker.

Thats my school!!!!

peter timms
The laundry opened in 1948 then later became Lunns fish and chip shop, both run by Mr and Mrs Soo. I think they were the first Chinese family in Swindon. I saw Mrs Soo recently, she still does not speak a word of English.

bill messenger
I've just spent a while looking at these excellent images when I came to commercial road, during my later years in the RAF we used to send our collars to be starched and polished to the chinese laundry there. What became of it and is commercial road still there or is it lost in the redevelopment?

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