Susan Jaleel has very kindly sent us some more "now and then" shots
Postcards and information below !
This is a strange postcard and the original looks as though it has been
hand-coloured. I wish I could date ,it but, alas, there is nothing on
the card to give a clue. I'm fascinated by the guy standing at the
pavement edge outside the Clarendon. He could be a policeman with his
tall hat! The Mechanics institute was a great landmark, also. The sheer size of it made it unmissable !
Same spot in 2007 - taken on a Sunday morning and the shops are open!
This card of Stockport Road, taken from near the junction with Rowan
Street and looking towards Zion [although you can't see it] is dated
1907, but I think it's very easily recognised even today. When I was
young there were still shops there on the right - Mr Dain's paint shop,
who also sold lamp oil, McGowan's paper shop and then I think there was a
wool shop just beyond
them, although in the mid-50s Roy and Lil Kerfoot opened a very small
grocery business in there. Then there was Griffiths shop on the corner
of Knight Street.
Same spot in 2007.
We can't thank you enough for sharing all your great postcards and information with us !
Keep them coming, Susan. They are very much appreciated by the Blog Readers !