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EWM Chorlton May 2004 Page 1

"WELCOME TO CHORLTON" is the message on one of the new signs promoting the Chorlton Arts Festival, Sat 22 May to Sat 29 May 2004. Further along Edge Lane, the green A-road sign indicates Longsight and Chorlton to the left, Didsbury to the right.

The flower design looks great. Could this become the official symbol of Chorlton?

 

STREET SIGNS of Chorlton are presented on this composite image, with familiar local roads including: Wilbraham Rd, St Werburgh's Rd, Reynard Rd, Egerton Rd, Upper Chorlton Rd, Brantingham Rd, Keppel Rd and Barlow Moor Rd.

Many of the signs are in a bad state of repair particularly the Wilbraham Rd sign which has deteriorated since I first photographed it September 1997 (below)

 

THE JUNCTION OF Wilbraham Rd and Barlow Moor Road is at the heart of Chorlton, which is effectively divided into four sections by these two main roads.

This is Chorlton's most prominent junction, but the street signs are in a poor state of repair.

SAFEWAY'S SUPERMARKET stands on the site of the old railway station and has been a familiar and well-used local amenity since the early 1980's. If the disused line is reinstated for use Metrolink trams, Manchester city centre will be just 10 minutes away from here.

When there weren't so many large supermarkets in Manchester, I used to come here quite often in my VW Beetle.

THIS BUILDING with its curved roof is typical of many former cinemas and billiard halls dating from the early 20th century. It's now a Wetherspoon's pub.

This is one of Chorlton's most recognisable buildings but it could easily have been lost.

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