Memories of Flixton
This picture is taken from the roundabout at the junction of Moorside road and Woodsend Road. The Shopping Centre featured on another of these photographs is behind the photographer and to the right, about 150m away. The shop just peeping in on the right hand side of the picture is the Post Office. The row of shops ...Read full memory
Not in Flixton really - Davyhulme, I think. The bridge spans the Manchester Ship Canal, Eccles is on the other side of the bridge. The famous Barton Aqueduct carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Ship Canal is obscured by the small building on the right.
There was a "Hames" the bakers, Boots, a green grocers, Jack Bamford's, the off licence (was it "Ashe and Nephew"?), Swanson's, a shoe shop and Warners a clothes shop (or the other way round!). The "Meadow" grocers, and Jacksons, a newsagent and toy shop, then the chippy on the end. There used to be a really big Christmas tree ...Read full memory
This picture shows the Post Office - the nearest of the row of shops. Note the old-fashioned police telephone just outside the Post Office. The next shop is the barbers where I used to get the haircut! The son of this barber had a barber shop close to the junction of Moorside Road and Woodsend Road (other picture in this ...Read full memory