Now I am never surprised at the interest shown in photographs of Chorlton in the recent past.
In many ways they are more interesting than those from a century and a bit ago and I think it is because it is of a Chorlton many of us can remember and relate to.
That said the passage of even thirty years makes many of them look very dated.
It is like looking through a dirty window, some of what you see you recognise but the rest is just a little unclear and unreal.
So here is the last of Chorlton in 1985. The picture has featured before at WilbrahamRoad where there is the story.*
Alternatively you may want to be reminded of Chorlton in the1980s.**
Picture; from the collection of Tom McGrath
*Wilbraham Road, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Wilbraham%20Road
**Chorlton in the 1980s, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Chorlton%20in%20the%201980s