|The High Street in 1910|
The book was part of a planning consultation and fell through the letter box after I had long left Well Hall for Manchester.
I am not sure what my dad and sister Stella thought of the process, or the ideas but now both the planning exercise and their suggestions are as much a piece of history as any of the stories I usually write.
|The High Street in 1971|
And for me the images have a special connection. Our Stella worked at the library and from 1964 till I left Well Hall in '69 it was a regular venue, along I remember with Marks & Spencer's where I bought my first ever fruit yogurt.
Now that is not only revealing a secret but says so much on the new horizons which were opening up for a lad from south East London.
Pictures; from A Future for Eltham Town Centre, Greenwich Borough Council, Planning Department, 1975
*Of town plans and visions of a future that never quite happened, Eltham in the 1970s and Manchester in 1945.http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/of-town-plans-and-visions-of-future.html