A few minutes earlier or later and that event would have been lost.
Now in the case of Andy Robertson who took these pictures of Oswald Road School the images come from a keen knowledge of what is going on in Chorlton and a determination to record the changes as they happen.
These are now in the city’s image collection, and are a powerful record of what Chorlton was like.*
And I hope Andy will in the fullness of time pass his onto the local studies library.
Like all good pictures that capture a point in time, it is sometimes the one most people miss that says it all.
So here amongst the bulldozer, and broken bits of building is that pile of classroom furniture and other things which for me sums up just what as going on.
Now that for me is what a camera should be for.
Pictures; Oswald Road School, July 2014
*Manchester Local Image Collection, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass