Swindon Town Centre view when new and more than 40 years later

By Roger Ogle - 25 February 2019

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Two photos of the former Bon Marche department store building, topped by the Hambro Life offices. The black and white image taken in 1968 is by Swindon photographer the late Denis Bird, one of the founders of the Swindon Society. The colour picture of the building now occupied by Debenhams was taken from a similar position on 25 February 2019. The office block above has been empty for many years. (Denis Bird permitted me to copy his photograph a few years before he died).

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