|Bank Road Crumpsall extends in a
long straight line, dipping down in the middle. Between 1999 and 2005
changes include new road surfacing and new lamp posts, though the speed
bumps appear to be the same ones and are now disintegrating.
Another unchanging feature is the telegraph pole. Even today's cabled
world, phone lines, carrying voice calls and possibly this very web
page, are still strung across the street from wooden poles.
EWM says: If you want a whiff of the past, try smelling a telegraph pole. The creosote and other pollutants embedded in the wood retain the smell of old railway stations and steam engines.