Church Street, Mansfield
Two similar views of Church Street, Mansfield, taken many years apart.
The top one was possibly taken in the 1930’s, and unlike the 2009 coloured photograph was not taken on a Sunday as the sun-blinds are out over the shops. In that era shops did not open on a Sunday.
Over the years the shops and business’s have changed a number of times, and additionally so have the road users – compare the transport on the two pictures, the cycle and horse drawn carts on the old photo, not to mention the tramlines down the middle of the road.
The one thing that has remained the same and is a key feature of our town is the viaduct.