And the reason is obvious.
We are looking down on Chorlton in 1933 and while much of what we know is there to see there is enough to make it a fascinating source for how things have changed.
The scene is dominated by Chorlton Park which was opened in 1928 and by the school buildings.
Beyond the park and sitting in splendid isolation is Hough End Hall which was still occupied by the Lomas family who had taken up residence in the late 1840s.
The aerodrome had long closed and to the north and east of the hall the land would son be developed with new housing housing estates.
Location, Chorlton, Manchester
Picture; aerial view Chorlton Park, 1933 N S Roberts, m72054, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, http://images.manchester.gov.uk/index.php?session=pass