City Daily Photo’s Theme Day for 1 October is Abandoned.
You’re looking at what was once part of the heart of medieval Salford. The 19th century saw it gradually demolished and replaced with Victoriana buildings and the railway cut through in a couple of directions. They lasted until World War II when Nazi bombs flattened much of it.
The post WWII period saw small engineering and mechanics set up in single and double storey buildings, plus under the railway arches. Many of these went defunct in the 1970s and by the 1980s the area was largely abandoned, save a couple of pubs and a few surviving businesses.
In the last decade a spurt of regeneration was halted when the banks crashed the markets. But in recent years it’s started again, with much being bought up it seems by Chinese investors who then rent flats out, rather than local people who want to buy and make a home…