Saturday, 11 April 2009

That's what I like about the North

Above: Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Cheshire. Despite the modern facades, I can still sense the Edwardian atmosphere of that much of Northern England still exudes. Below: Former Thornton's chocolate factory, Belper, Derbyshire.

Below: Moss Side, Manchester. Notorious for gun crime. Coronation Street-style terraced housing with front door coming out onto pavement. Polish Church is at the top of this street (just out of sight).

Below: Drill hall, Cheadle, Cheshire - now a community centre.
Below: Victorian railway arches and factory buildings, Stockport, Cheshire.

1 comment:

news said...

It's grim up north!

Seriously, I found taking a train through Silesia from Katovice to Wroclaw brought Britian to mind. Red brick factories, dark satanic (ex) mills, rows of red brick flats. Though more like Glasgow, where the tenemants are higher (four or five floors). In England, the Coronation Street terraces were always only two floors high.