SJ8990 : And the River Runs Through

taken 5 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

And the River Runs Through
And the River Runs Through
Behind the taxi rank on Chestergate SJ8990 : Chestergate Taxi Rank is an artwork entitled "And the River Runs Through" It is one of a number of Town Centre Artworks produced as part of an initiative by the Stockport Youth Offending Service. LinkExternal link

And the River Runs Through, highlights the importance of the local rivers to Stockport's Industrial Heritage. The rivers Tame and Goyt converge in Stockport, to form the River Mersey, that runs beneath Merseyway shopping centre. The artwork uses repeat patterns created from photographs gathered around Stockport Town Centre to indicate the complex nature of the local industry, especially hatting, textiles and engineering.
Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 but was extensively refurbished in 1995. It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. There is a small area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre, constructed in 1995.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river was first covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 October, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8939 9032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5751N 2:9.6644W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8939 9032
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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