Thursday, 12 November 2015

On Needham Avenue sometime around 1958

Now we will all have pictures like this and along with their personal value they offer up a wonderful snap shot of Chorlton.

In their way I find them more fascinating than those ancient photographs from the turn of the last century.

I think it is partly because we tend to ignore more recent images as somehow not really history and that is a shame especially as they can provide a vivid commentary on how things have changed in the last half century.

So here in 1958 in Needham Avenue are three young men beside a fine example of a Foden’s lorry.

The building which was once the bakery belonging to Mr Needham is just there to the right.

Picture; Needham Avenue, circa 1958, courtesy of Susan Barlow

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