Here is another great aerial view given to us by John Hopwood.
Woolworths is pictured - instantly recognisable by "Brownsons Tower", sadly gone from all high streets everywhere. Next to Woolworths is the Albion pub which still pulls in a good crowd. Babyland and DER Electronics which are on here are both long gone. Some of this row is now "The Cotton Bale" ,or Wetherspoons as it's better known. The old Supermarket is on here also - It was still operating as the old Supermarket when this shot was taken circa 1987. To the left of the Old Supermarket you can see the Halifax Building Society which was replaced by Curleys the greengrocers ,then renamed Strawberry Gardens ,when the Halifax moved to its present location which is opposite Wetherspoons. To the top right you can see Flowery Field Church Tower, and Ashton Brothers. Behind Woolworths is a car park which now houses the Post Office sorting office. Top left is Greencroft Mill which was demolished to make way for B&Q. Ahh..happy days !