LOOKING BACK: City centre from the air and the ground

The city centre from the sky

The city centre from the sky

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Today’s selection of pictures feature the streets of the city centre. The selection is dominated by a fantastic aerial shot taken from a plane by veteran PT snapper David Lowndes.

Cathedral Square looks very different with flower beds instead of fountains. I’m not sure if Bridge Street was pedestrianised at the time the picture was taken - there are a few vehicles in shot but they might just be delivery ones. It’s noticeable there are no trees at the Square end of the street. Does anyone remember when they were planted?

When Bridge Street was a road

When Bridge Street was a road

The second aerial shot is of the same area but is from a different angle and presumably from the top of the cathedral.

It must date after the other picture as the flower beds in Cathedral Square have moved.

Today’s other pictures are street scenes.

Bridge Street has been in the news again with Marks and Spencer revealing its plans to leave its store.

A deserted looking Midgate

A deserted looking Midgate

WH Smith must be one of the longest serving retailers with their store still in the same position today, albeit with no traffic lights outside it now.

The picture on the right (top) shows Long Causeway with traffic before it was pedestrianised.

Our final picture right (bottom) is of a very deserted looking Midgate

As ever if you have any information or memories about the pictures please get in touch.

A striking photograph of the city centre

A striking photograph of the city centre

Long Causeway looking very different than it does today

Long Causeway looking very different than it does today