And so it makes a nice contrast to Andy Robertson picture of the same spot in 2014.
Nor was this unique on Wilbraham Road but that is for you to find out, along of course with the fate of the buildings where Liptons and the Post Box Cafe and Post Box now stand.
For the lazy the answer is there in the blog.
Location, Chorlton, Manchester
Pictures; Wilbraham Road circa 1979 from the Lloyd Collection and the same spot today courtesy of Andy Robertson