The place has changed but there were still a couple of little gems that I remember from my younger years, mainly this tiled mural
It features the long since demolished transporter bridge, the current road bridge (opened in 1961) , the railway bridge crossing the River Mersey and some of the ships that use the port and sailed up and down the Manchester Ship canal.
It's just a cool thing. Another cool thing was a small display in an empty shop (it was Halfords when I was little) with some models from the original New Town plans (the Town Plan was developed by Arthur Ling, who had also worked on the redevelopment of Coventry) , one for Southgate (designed by Sir James Stirling)
|apologies this was taken through glass, through a window|
And one for the shopping centre, busway and other bits of the new town.
What I didn't know last year was that there was an exhibition covering 50 years of the New Town, these models form part of it, I love the posters too
My Mum is going to see someone on Monday to see if I can get hold of a copy of the posters (and hopefully to see if I can arrange to view the other parts of the exhibition). Fingers crossed.