A huge supermarket sits on the site of what was once a major employer in Swindon, making cigarettes for millions of smokers around the country.

WH & DO Wills in Colbourne Street where Tesco now stands, opened during the First World War and was initially used for making munitions before the production line started turning out smokes in 1919. It was so big it even had its own sidings and steam engines.

The firm was famous for several brands, including Woodbine, Capstan Full Strength and Gold Flake One, which wasn't a success, lives on in the memory for its 1950s "You're never alone with a Strand" TV advert

It was at the factory that comics Dave and Amos met. The pair, Dave Wilson and William Newson hit the headlines after reaching the final of TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1973 and went on to appear on the Wheel Tappers and Shunters Social Club, as well as at gigs around the world, including central America and the Falklands.

Part of a larger operation, with a headquarters in Bristol and factories in Ireland, Glasgow and Newcastle, the Swindon site shut for good in 1987.