Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


johnriley

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 14:12
There are so many mundane subjects out there that we take for granted. Things that we think will always be there, and then suddenly the demolishers move in and it's all gone. Or a business closes and one day is no longer there. I remember the newsagent who worked under the railway arches in Greengate, Manchester. Bought something there routinely while I waited for the 26 bus. Gone, as are the buses.

I was thinking about this when I was in St Ann's Square today, and this flower stall has been in this corner of the church for the 50 years I've been visitng the city centre. I was about 11 years old when I was first allowed to take a bus into Manchester on my own.


As you look around you, what is there that you take for granted? Will it always be there, or will it be gone sooner than you think?

I thought it might be interesting if you could post some examples in this thread of things you are so used to seeing that you hardly give them a thought. Tomorrow they may not be there.
Best regards, John

sportyman531

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 20:14
I think it was 1989 when I went with a group of friends on a steam special from Manchester Victoria to Southport. On the way out we went past Kearsley Power Station with it's cooling towers and my mate Martin decided they would make a good photo on the way back. So, later that afternoon at the appointed location Martin presented himself at the carriage window, camera in hand and there they were......gone! They had been blown up that very day.
And the moral is take that photo as tomorrow, or even today, may be too late!
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johnriley

Link Posted 30/01/2013 - 20:51
That's pretty tragic!
Best regards, John

stub

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 01:02
Ah thats a familiar sight John.. Roger the flower man's stall. He owned/Worked that stall For many a year. Come rain or shine. Though being Manchester it would be mostly wind and rain. Always said hello and would chat to anyone given half the chance. For many years my wife bought flowers from him, when she worked in the city. To dress the Stores. Though I guess these days he would be retired, or has passed the business on. But for me it will always be Roger's...
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Stuart..

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 06:53
Nice idea john, book me in for the next space shuttle launch
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

RalphHardwick

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 09:04
I would suggest that anyone living near the proposed path of the new HS2 should get snapping.
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johnriley

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 09:24
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I would suggest that anyone living near the proposed path of the new HS2 should get snapping.

Indeed so, once things get under way the changes will come suddenly and without notice. It's amazing how fast whatever is in the way gets dismantled.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 10:14
The building I studied in at art school, the first house I lived in, both the BBC and STV buildings I worked in all demolished and I dont have any pictures.
Ken
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MrB

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 13:07
Several times a year for many years I have driven down to Marlow to enjoy a meal in the town and a stroll along the banks of the Thames. A good place to stop is Marlow Lock, where one can sit down, relax, and watch the working of the gates:



But see what happened after H&S got involved at the end of 2012 - the low chain link fence has been replaced by the prison cell railings, ruining the view from the bench seats of the boats passing through the lock:



Philip

scouter

Link Posted 01/02/2013 - 13:58
This is all to often what we see in our High streets empty shops




Christopher

sportyman531

Link Posted 02/02/2013 - 11:15



This is Ramsbottom with the Peel Monument on top of Holcombe Hill and the paper mill chimney in the valley below taken from my vestibule would you believe with the 50 - 200 kit lens. the paper mill has already been demolished, the chimney awaits it's certain fate. Sainsbury's are interested in the site. Another supermarket in this small town (sigh)!
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 04/02/2013 - 09:28
I took a picture of a man who used to play the banjo in Salisbury every Saturday and Tuesday. I won't be seeing him for a long time, as he died of Lukemia a few weeks after my shot was taken. See if I can find it and put it on here.
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