A lovely old view of Bank Top, viewed from the Griffin / Redlam Brow corner.
All the properties on the left hand side are long gone, but the properties on the right, from the corner closest to us and down to St Luke's Church still remain.
This rather grainy photo is of a photographers shop / studio, which was lower down Bank Top, below the almshouses, sort of opposite St Wilfrid's school. It's an image from an advertising card for T. Coupe Photographer who was at No 40 Bank Top.
From the early 1920's this same premises was occupied by Leslie's Photographers, so this photo must pre-date that decade. I have a directory from 1894 and T. Coupe's business was here back then.
(Please ignore my comment below that this photo is from the 40's or 50's, as mentioned, it's substantially earlier).
Courtesy of the CP collection.