Saturday, 12 March 2016

Forgotten Chorlton ................. nu 2 on Edge Lane sometime in the early 20th century

Now what do you say about a picture of Edge Lane sometime in the early 20th century?

I suppose the obvious one is the lack of traffic, the curiosity shown by passers by at what the photographer was doing and just maybe the woman on the bike.

What always fascinates me is the way that in a few short years people became so familiar with pictures and cameras that the appearance of a commercial photographer would not create a stir.

But back when this one was taken pretty much everyone on the lane stopped to stare.

All except the woman on the bike who perhaps had seen it all before or was on an important errand which could not be interrupted by idle curiosity.

I would love to know which it was but that will never happen so instead I shall just thank Mark Fynn who gave me permission to reproduce the image from his excellent site.*

Location; Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

Picture; Edge Lane circa 1900s, courtesy of Mark Fynn

*Mark Fynn, http://www.markfynn.com

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