Chippenham, Wiltshire


Chippenham, Witshire one of my favourite towns in the country, a prime example of old meets new.

n.b. If you have visited my camera site and seen the Agfa Super Silette pages this is a copy of the same. I was so impressed by these pictures I decided that I couldn't really improve on them.


A stroll along one of the oldest streets in Chippenham
An old street for an old camera, however, the street predates the camera by at least 100 years
I don't know the age of this building. You can see that the end wall has been replaced but the rest is original.
The old school was built in 1837 and is still in use today.
The Old Vicarage, now a care home, according to Historic England traces its origins back to 1678
Yes, this street really is as old as it looks The huge gardens at the rear run right down to the riverside.
The school from the other side, plus a couple of alms houses in the shadow of the church
What was the original Gaumont Theatre, after changing hands a few times it was finally closed in 2002. The building was partly demolished and rebuilt in keeping with its original appearance in the early 2000s, 100 years later.
Looking across the River Avon to "The Island", although its not really an island anymore
The small stream which was to the right was culverted back in the 70s so technically it is still an island but the stream is invisible
The appearance of the High Street hasn't changed much but there are now 2 shopping areas behind the facades, Emery Gate (indoor) and Borough Parade (outdoor)
Apart from the pedestrianisation this end of the High Street is original

The peace and tranquility of the Avon from the bridge as it wends its way slowly toward the Bristol Channel

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