Image title: Stockport Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)

Stockport Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)

Looking west along the river Mersey from Wellington Road the A6 in Stockport town centre, some time in 1984. This is a view that inspired LS Lowry. The railway viaduct, warehouses and factory buildings with characteristic sawtooth shaped roof are typical of his paintings.

Sadly the tall chimney has since disappeared from the view. On the left can be seen the bus shelters of Stockport bus station, the only recent element visible in the picture. The overhead power cables on the viaduct date from around 1960, when the Manchester to London line was electrified. The ancient Cheshire-Lancashire boundary runs along the centre of the river. On the right is Lancashire, on the left is Cheshire. The Mersey reaches the sea near Liverpool, around 35 miles west of here.


Stockport Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)



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Fujica STX-1 scanned from Ilford HP-5 film

Stockport, monochrome, Mersey, (bw), LS Lowry, railways, bridges, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester

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