|The Police Station 1959|
It’s the police station on Barlow Moor Road and since it closed it has been up for auction,* had a for sale sign and given the demand for prime sites will be
And of course that got me thinking about how we had a police station at the top of Beech Road and another further down.
|The former Police Station, 1958|
It was opened in 1885 by the Lancashire Constabulary, and was part of D Division of the City of Manchester Police in 1938 and during the last war it was also used by the ARP.
But by November 1958 when Mr Stanley took its picture the building seems to have become entirely residential which would fit with the story of the now closed station up by the bus terminus .
It may even be that it had opened before that date and so I am off looking for the date of the closure of one and the opening of the other.
|At the bust terminus, circa 1961?|
A couple of days ago I posted a fine picture of the bus terminus in the summer of 1961.
Now I can’t remember why I thought it was 1961 but comparing it with our police station I am beginning to wonder if I got it right.
Those buses obscure the corner of Beech Road which makes it difficult to be sure and at the time I wondered if the police station was there.
And a few people confirmed it was.
|"Lock & chain," 1959|
So somethings don’t change then.
Pictures, Chorlton Police Station, 1959, m17522, 99 Beech Road, 1958, m17665, R E Stanley, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass
and the bus station circa 1961 from the collection of Sally Dervan
*Lot 039 Former Chorlton Police Station, rightmove, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-32001118.html
**Catching the 81X from Barlow Moor Road in the summer of 1961, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/catching-81x-from-barlow-moor-road-in.html