1966: Drivers and cyclists negotiate roadworks at a busy Cricklade Road junction in Swindon as a policeman wearing white gloves and sleeves over his uniform directs traffic.

It was the year the main part of the Princess Margaret Hospital opened. The building was replaced in 2002 by the Great Western Hospital.The Parade shopping precinct in the town centre was newly built, one of many redevelopments in the area.

During the decade new estates began to appear as the town expanded eastwards - Dorcan, Covingham and Eldene among them.

The town still had around 20 working men's clubs running, record player manufacturer Garrard won a Queen's Award for Industry and Don Rogers scored 25 goals in league and seven in FA Cup matches for Swindon.