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Photo: Stockport Cheadle Heath Simon Building demolition

Category: Stockport Cheshire - Filename: NwStoChdHthSimonBlg2911.jpg - Image ID no: 1170


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
Stockport Cheadle Heath Simon Building demolition
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The Simon Engineering company once occupied this 1930's-style office complex with landmark tower known as the Simon Tower, part of the industrial area along Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Stockport. The tower used to house a working flour mill for the purposes of research and demonstration. Henry Simon manufactured flour milling equipment, among other things. (Thanks to AJW for this information)

What a shame. Another distinctive commercial building in the style of the mid-20th century is being destroyed. Metro Vicks works in Trafford Park and many others have met a similar fate. As a child I lived five minutes from here on Edgeley Road. My sister once worked in this building.

Keywords

Stockport MBC, industrial, commercial, offices, demolition, Cheshire, Greater Manchester

Title:
Stockport Cheadle Heath Simon Building demolition

Filename:
NwStoChdHthSimonBlg2911.jpg

ID number:
1170

Technical details:
Nikon Coolpix 990 digltal camera.

Date created:
2002-09-01

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