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Then and now street scene photos - detective work and sharing thread


Dick Longbridge

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You know those then and now street scene comparison photos which often appear on social media? Occasionally, someone will post a 'then' photo but struggles to work out where the location was. 

This photo was shared in the 'One shite picture per post' thread recently.

A bit of digging around suggests the photo was taken in Altrincham in the 70s, and shows 'George Street towards the town centre' apparently. 

I've looked on streetview and can't find a modern angle which looks even vaguely similar.  

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Can anyone else work it out? 

Feel free to share your own head-scratchers or even just then and now comparison photos. 

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Altrincham also reworked the bus "station" / train interchange when railway was the end of the line IIRC.

I now think this is the north end, which got the roads changed around to ease the A56 Chester Road to A560 towards Wythenshawe

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15 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

You know those then and now street scene comparison photos which often appear on social media? Occasionally, someone will post a 'then' photo but struggles to work out where the location was. 

This photo was shared in the 'One shite picture per post' thread recently.

A bit of digging around suggests the photo was taken in Altrincham in the 70s, and shows 'George Street towards the town centre' apparently. 

I've looked on streetview and can't find a modern angle which looks even vaguely similar.  

Altrincham.jpg.ccb03aacc3521b7ecc8f9af81d95fd3d.thumb.jpg.bcf9079a2bd55873ce73cc72e9c79d57.jpg

Can anyone else work it out? 

Feel free to share your own head-scratchers or even just then and now comparison photos. 

Look for the corner of Ashley Road and The Downs.

From here https://www.altrinchamheritage.com/?page_id=58 , Young Cheshire used to be at number 12.

The building doesn't look identical I agree, but almost nothing in Altrincham is untouched.

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