Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quiet Setting

The photograph is dated August 1975 and shews a tree lined Hardy Lane being the wide cul-de-sac that it is. You have to thank Mr. A. Dawson who took his camera around Manchester in the 1970's taking snaps of ordinary buildings and streets. Even when you do this today you catch some strange looks off passers-by, and maybe he got some odd looks too.

At present we can't go and recreate this scene because of the roadworks blocking Hardy Lane, see the previous post.

Photo : m17868 Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council. Link


pluralzed said...

Almost the same viewpoint, although sadly not before the roadworks started - one of my photos on Geograph from last December:

lorenzo23 said...

Like your photos. I'm going to take the liberty under the Creative Commons to use them. It's not that we make any money from publishing them. It is good that people are using their digital cameras to record how the everyday really looks before it is mis-remembered.

You can email : coop AT with any information that will help in the making of this history.