|Hulme Hall Road Bridge 1897|
At the time I ran a series of stories prompted by Andy Robertson’s pictures which he took at regular intervals recording the demolition of the building and yesterday he went back but mainly to solve a little mystery.
“My daughter alerted me to this picture showing the construction of Hulme Hall Bridge in 1897.
She wondered if ‘our building’ Excelsior was on it.
|Hulme Hall Road, 1930|
The frontage of the Emery Mill still remains.
Since 1897 the buildings where the two men are standing has been demolished and replaced by a larger building which joins the Britannia on its right and goes all the way down Hulme Hall Road joining that building on extreme right of photo.
The 1930 aerial photo illustrates this.
|Hulme Hall Bridge, 2015|
Research by Andy Robertson
Pictures; Hulme Hall Road Bridge, 1897, H Entwistle, m60918, and aerial View of Hulme, Chester Road, and Hulme Hall Road, 1930 A W Hobart, m67731, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass and the same scene 2015, Andy Robertson