Two shots of the same stretch of Northgate, the section between Lord St West / Lord St and New Market St / Blakey Moor. One looking north and the other looking south.
There have been many shops and businesses along here over the decades, over a couple of centuries I suppose, but probably the best remembered from the 20th century and into the 21st, has to be Mercers.
Though best known as an ironmongers, they sold much more besides. A great shop, over two floors, where you could browse for hours.
The name is still carried on, by the toy shop now on Darwen St.
Photos courtesy of John Eddleston