SJ8398 : Salford Bus Station (1978)

taken 41 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Salford Bus Station (1978)
Salford Bus Station (1978)
The former Salford (Victoria Bridge) bus station viewed from Chapel Street. SJ8398 : Manchester Cathedral dominates the background. The bus station closed in the 1970s and the site was used as a car park for several years until being redeveloped as “Greengate Square” in 2012 (SJ8398 : Greengate Square).
Greengate (Salford)

Greengate is the original historic core of Salford and sits within the easternmost part of the City of Salford. Comprising 13 hectares of strategically located land, it is bounded by the River Irwell, Victoria Bridge Street and Chapel Street, Blackfriars Road and Trinity Way, which forms part of the Manchester inner ring road.

In the mid-1800s some two thirds of the population of the city lived in the Greengate District but, by the 1930s, it was in a state of decay and declared a slum clearance area. More recently, the area was developed first for large scale industrial and manufacturing purposes and then, following the decline of these industries in the 1970s and 1980s, the area became occupied by a mixture of generally low grade employment uses and long stay surface car parking.

Following years of decline, the area has been designated for large scale development including a mixture of high rise residential and commercial buildings.

See LinkExternal link (Greengate Regeneration Strategy Adopted March 2014) for more information

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Date Taken
December 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Salford 
Category
Bus station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0856N 2:14.8263W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8371 9877
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Buses  Double Decker Buses  Traffic Lights  Bus Station  No Entry Sign  Manchester Cathedral  Tower  Clock 

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