Faces from a bygone era
Think back to Bridge Street in 1980 just before it was pedestrianised – who were they?
Remember Dolcis theshoe shop, James Walkers the jewlers and Ratners? Who can forget Gerald Ratner’s speech in 1991. “We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silverplated tray that your butler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. People say, ‘How can you sell this for such a low price?’ I say, ‘because it’s total crap’.”
My second picture features a beret man pushing his Raleigh bike, a boy on his racer with spare wheel, aman onhis Honda moped, the ABC cinema formerly the Embassy and now O’Neils. There’s alsoa student from the Tech college with her books coming out of the old library and now a restaurant and man in a wheelchair with his dog on his lap.