Sunday, 20 May 2018

“Perhaps forgettable but not forgotten” ....... another unremarkable building joins so many

Dickinson Street is that narrow one that takes you from Portland Street into St Peter’s Square.

The bit up by the square has been closed for a while but is now open and not to miss an opportunity Andy Robertson took a stroll down to see what was changing.

Now I always look forward to a new collection of pictures from Andy because like the famous box of chocolates, “you never know what you are going to get”.

Although that does have to be qualified slightly by saying that while the subject matter might vary, the quality and historic interest is always spot on.

So here we are at the junction of Dickinson and George Street with a building Andy describes as “forgettable but not forgotten”, and it is so unremarkable that in the years I have walked past it I don’t think I have ever given it much of a glance.

But Andy being Andy recorded it back in 2016 when the sign above the door, hinted that its days were numbered.

And two years on that number has been called and all that is left is a space.

I could go and look up the planning applications to see what has been approved for the site but I won’t, leaving you instead with the before and now set of images.

Location; Dickinson Street, Manchester

Pictures; Dickinson Street, 2016 & 2018 from the collection of Andy Robertson

1 comment:

  1. Is was the Building Peterloo House ? If so Barclaycard and the Greater Manchester Police Shared the buidling in the 1970's - 1980's