·Photographs showcasing the history of Manchester.
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St Helens, Lancashire, 1969.
Raglan Street ?( a street off Eccleston Street ) A red-brick Victorian church, rainy flagstone pavements, gas lighting, long terraces of slate-roofed houses, stone setts (popularly but incorrectly called "cobbles") and, dimly visible through the murk, a corner shop. A perfect Lancashire industrial townscape, complete and intact when this picture was taken on 12th December 1969.Fray Bentos Stephen Dowle
How one high street in Britain looked 125 years ago
Manchester House hosier/draper, with its bunting of stockings.In the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 125 years ago in 1888. The pictures were taken in Shropshire by Joseph Lewis della-Porta, a 25-year-old skilled photographer, whose family ran one of the UK's first department stores.Joseph Lewis' camera would have been large and heavy with a long exposure time. He would have had to persuade his subjects to stay very still for quite some time, He was a member of Shropshire Photographic Society.