Following on from the last posting, here's yet another photo of Church Street looking towards Salford. This one dates from 1930 (approximately) and is taken from slightly further up the street. Interesting to see how far forward the shops on the lower side of Shorrock Fold (where the two women are) came out, before that block was redeveloped in the late 40's / early 50's.
Once the Littlewoods building and adjoining properties were built, the shop fronts were set back quite a few yards, leaving quite a wide pavement area at that point of the street.
Lovely photo this one, just look at those cars and the fashions of the time. If there were skyscapers on either side of the street, it could quite easily be Chicago we're looking at.
(Enlarges great this photo, just click on it and see the detail)
PHOTO COURTESY OF COTTONTOWN & THE LOCAL STUDIES DEPT. BLACKBURN LIBRARY