Monday, July 04, 2005

Eye Witness Manchester

EWM: Letter from Manchester
Further to yesterday's post about Manchester in art, this site is absolutely the best place to go for images of contemporary Manchester. Aidan O'Rourke (who also features in the Urbis centre) has done a great job of documenting the ever changing face of the city. To see how it was, take a look at the archives at the Local Image Collection It was browsing through there that I came across an image of my great uncle outside the family greengrocer's on Rochdale Road. I spent a good deal of my formative years here. All demolished now, of course.


Nogbad said...

Fantastic resource Rob - thanks for highlighting that. I've just had a virtual toddle round Longsight :-)

If you want to look at a specific area I can recommend David Boardman's "Longsight Memories" at

Rob Spence said...

Cheers, Nigel. Longsight stuff is interesting, but I'm a Blackley / Harpurhey / Moston lad - where's the equivalent for me?

Nogbad said...

Tsk! If it's not there you'll have to start your own! I know that David started small and was then hit by an amazing number of contributions - his site has growed like topsy based on a simple seed.