It’s a striking contrast, the difference in Preston’s skyline from 1934 to the present day.Advertisement
Flickr photographer scrappyNW was given permission to get onto the roof of the Harris to reshoot this 1934 photo against the modern-day backdrop.
Chimneys poke out above the smog in 1930s Preston and the tram was still running down Friargate at that point.
It illustrates how Preston’s industry has faded, to be replaced by a sea of university building running up beyond Friargate.
The constants seem to be the Cenotaph and the spire of St Walburge’s Church.
If you want to see more images of Preston now and then, take a look at Bernie Blackburn’s photo set
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