This series of pictures of the same area of Wickford shows the changes that have taken place and what has not changed.
The Broadway by the Swan
A photographic record of changes
The following series of photographs are looking at The Broadway from the opposite direction.
These photographs of the same area of Wickford covering a long period of time show both large changes and, surprisingly in some of the detail, very little change. The pedestrian crossing outside the Swan appears to have been built somewhere between 1955 and 1960. This crossing is quite significant to me as this was the site of my first car accident, in around 1963. I stopped at the crossing in my Austin Somerset to allow people to cross. The person behind me decided not to stop! The accident was witnessed by two Police Constables standing outside the Swan, both said, although looking straight at me, they had not seen the accident! Fortunately the other driver, after saying I had reversed into him, decided he was actually an honest man and agreed it was his fault and he was responsible, so 'paid-up'!