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Photo: Stockport Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)

Category: Stockport Cheshire - Filename: StoViaMersey1984.jpg - Image ID no: 9202


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 Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)
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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.

Keywords

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

Title:
Stockport Viaduct river Mersey and chimney 1984 (bw)

Filename:
StoViaMersey1984.jpg

ID number:
9202

Technical details:
Fujica STX-1 scanned from Ilford HP-5 film

Date created:
1984-04-12

Copyright:
See title or image watermark

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