I went in a different direction for this architecture trawl.
Before I get to any buildings, here’s what the old railway line looks like now they’ve taken away a load of trees-
I’ve been meaning to get pictures of this building for a while. It’s the Local Board Offices. Board of what, I’m not sure, but it is nice.
A little further down the road is the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire, now a solicitor’s offices.
On to Burton Road. The bike atop G.T. Blagg’s is cool. And there are what appear to be cane structures for training plants on the roof behind it. I wonder what they grow up there?
I’m not sure how much of the decoration on the Metropolitan is original and how much has been added for atmosphere. It looks nice though.
The Jamieson sign is still there. And, despite the gentrification of Burton Road, Hibbert’s continues its slow decay.
Back up Burton Road to the last of my targets for the day. I forgot to take the proper name of this school. It is an impressive building nonetheless.
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