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Once was a pub


Not far from yesterday's image is the old Victoria pub on the corner of Sinclair Street and Kings Street under the bridge in Garston. Once there were hundreds of row houses, 2-up 2-downs, in the streets around here with public houses on practically every corner. Now most have been pulled down to make way for more modern housing. There are a few left around the periphery of the new developments thoguh, the old Victoria has been converted to living accomodation and is now up for sale.

Once was a pub


Not far from yesterday's image is the old Victoria pub on the corner of Sinclair Street and Kings Street under the bridge in Garston. Once there were hundreds of row houses, 2-up 2-downs, in the streets around here with public houses on practically every corner. Now most have been pulled down to make way for more modern housing. There are a few left around the periphery of the new developments thoguh, the old Victoria has been converted to living accomodation and is now up for sale.

comments (4)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2008, 01:19
Your processing compliments your shots quite well....Quite different and unique.
As far as I am concerned old historic buildings have more dept. The new ones are mostly made with cheap material and are pretty boring if you ask me.
Les Auld: I can only agree Alan, the number of interesting modern buildings could be counted on the fingers of one hand. I have just finished reading a book called the Lost Cities that has many pictures of British cities and the grand Victorian buildings that have been torn down in the search for modernisation. I would love to go back to photograph these buildings now.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 Aug 2008, 01:53
She was a grand dame in her day, Les, you can tell. How sad to see her go like this. sad But you've given her lots of character to still hang onto!
Les Auld: Certainly the centre of local life Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
Nicely presented again Les, not sure if I'd want to live in it though.
Les Auld: Not my idea of a des res either Brian, thanks for the comment.
Take away the satellite dishes and this could have been take 50 or 60 years ago. Excellent shot of what is a fast disappearing sight.
Les Auld: They are disappearing at an alarming rate Pat, thanks for the comment.

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