Swindon has changed so much over the years, as these aerial images show.

Archive photographs from Swindon Libraries' Local Studies department capture incredible views of the borough's landscape across more than a hundred years.

Check out sepia-tinted snapshots of the town from the 1920s, black and white looks at the GWR Works in its heyday, overhead shots of Stratton and Blunsdon Abbey during the '30s and '40s, different angles of the town centre in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as more modern panoramas of parks like Lydiard Park and Coate Water from 2013.

Before the 21st century made drone footage commonplace, getting a good photograph from high above was often easier said than done. Thankfully, gliders, aircraft, and photographers with little fear of heights managed to capture these images for posterity.

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