Bury Old Road from Kirkhams garage looking towards Thatchleach Lane

Bury Old Road from Kirkhams garage looking towards Thatchleach Lane

Then & Now

Back in January of this year, I started my own little project under the heading of ‘Then & Now’ which I featured on Facebook. The goal was to show the transition and development of Whitefield by sourcing old photographs of the area from local libraries, friends etc, and re-shooting them from exactly the same location.

The project raised some local interest and has led to a new lesson starting in September in collaboration with Radcliffe Heritage and Bury Adult Learning. It will be a combination of local heritage information and photography techniques. The pilot course will run from Monday 7th September, each week to 5th October. It is hoped that the course will continue for the long term.

 

Bury New Road towards Lilyhill Street

Bury New Road towards Lilyhill Street

From moss Lane bridge towards Whitefield Station

From moss Lane bridge towards Whitefield Station

Mayfair cinema

Mayfair cinema

Whitefield Town Hall

Whitefield Town Hall

Besses Junction

Besses Junction

Goats Gate, Radcliffe New Road

Goats Gate, Radcliffe New Road

Stand Lane Library, Radcliffe

Stand Lane Library, Radcliffe