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Stockport viaduct a98_05394

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Filename: AA98_05394.jpg

Size: 4300 x 4378 (5.8MB)

Date: 23rd June 2011

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

Owner URL: www.englishheritageimages.com

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Stockport viaduct a98_05394

RAILWAY VIADUCT, Stockport, Greater Manchester. This evocative urban landscape shows the railway viaduct in Stockport, looking along the river. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1954

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This evocative photograph, taken by Eric de Mare in 1954, captures the grandeur and industrial history of Stockport's iconic railway viaduct. The image showcases the bridge's impressive arches, which span the Mersey River and the narrow, winding streets of Stockport, Greater Manchester. The railway viaduct, a testament to the region's rich transportation history, stands proudly against the backdrop of the hazy, overcast sky. The photograph transports us back in time, offering a glimpse into the mid-20th century. The scene is quiet and still, with few signs of modern life. The only movement comes from the gentle flow of the river and the occasional passing train. The buildings and structures in the foreground, some in disrepair, add to the sense of history and nostalgia. The railway viaduct was a vital part of Stockport's industrial past, connecting the town to the rest of the country and facilitating the transportation of goods and people. Its construction marked a significant milestone in the town's development, and it remains a source of pride and fascination for locals and visitors alike. Eric de Mare's photograph is a beautiful and poignant reminder of the past, highlighting the beauty and history that can be found in our urban landscapes. The railway viaduct stands as a symbol of Stockport's industrial heritage, a testament to the town's resilience and its ability to adapt and evolve over time.

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