Monday, 21 November 2016

Looking at Salford a bit before today ....... nu 2 a bank and a pub

Now I am fascinated by pictures taken of places during the last half century.

In their way they can be as interesting as all those old period images of men in tall hats, women in shawls and roads full of wagons pulled by horses.

Often they are like looking through a dirty window, because while some of what you can see is familiar there is much that is not.

Added to which the clothes people wear, the cars parked in the street and the shop fronts all look very dated but at the same time offer up views which are almost like now but not quite

So here is a short series all taken on Chapel Street sometime in the recent past.

None of them are dated but I am guessing they will be from the 1960s into the 70s with possibly a throw back into the 1950s.

And the rest as they is for you to ponder on.

But not quite, because as soon as the story went live, Andy Roberston sent over an update picture taken in 2014.

Location; Salford

Picture; on Chapel Street, 2014 from the collection of Andy Robertson and at a date unknown, m77254, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass

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