Thursday, 3 August 2017

Before the tram ................ on Barlow Moor Road deciding whether to shop at the Co-op or Seymour Meads

This is the second of those images from 1966 when Seymour Meads still competed with the Co-op, with the two facing each other off on opposite side of Hardy Lane.

The age of the Corporation tram had gone and its successor was still just a dream held by a few transport enthusiasts.

The picture was taken in the November of 1966 and has recently come to light through a new project.
Neil Simpson tells me that “the Town Hall Photographer's Collection Digitisation Project, which is Volunteer led and Volunteer staffed, is in the process of systematically scanning the 200,000+ negatives in the collection dating from 1956 to 2007.

The plan is to gradually make the scanned images available online - initially on Manchester Archives+ Flickr and later on other Archives+ digital platforms.*"

And that is all I have to say other than a thank you to Neil and the team.

Picture; Barlow Moor Road 1966, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council,

*Manchester City Council Archives+ Town Hall Photographer's Collection Flickr Album...

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