This photograph would have been taken from the corner of Church Street and Victoria Street, the corner that Littlewoods would eventually occupy. Looking towards Salford Bridge, with Railway Road to the right, just beyond the tram. The Bay Horse is clearly visible on the left of the image. Note the white telephone kiosk by the underground toilets.
I'm unsure of the era, but at a guess, I would say the 1930's or 40's.
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