1975 Street scene

The St.Helens I remember from my youth. I was thirteen and a half when I took this (I have a very clear memory of taking this image).

Very self conscious at the time, there was a break in the traffic but I was not nervous of the traffic just of what people might think.

Going through this pain barrier made it easier and easier to take photographs without worrying, the start of the journey…

St.Helens, view up to North Road.

Connie Kelly

Family friend Connie Kelly outside her antiques shop at 164 Duke Street late 70s / early 80s.

Local Streets

Late 1970s image showing the corner of Cooper and (I think) Argyle street in St.Helens (since demolished).

The houses and shops of my youth were still pretty much unchanged from when I grew up there in the 1960s.

This particular shop was a favourite of my sisters and myself in the 1960s as they sold pocket money toys from a large box. These toys were made of plastic and had “Made in Japan” stamped on them. Japan was the land of cheap goods in those days but changes were underway…

North Road in 1975

The film “Tommy” was released in March 1975 so I must have taken this picture at about the age of thirteen and a half. Standing in the middle of the road was a bit safer in those days. Lubitel II tlr camera.

Industrial herritage

Some of the older industrial buildings for Pilkingtons Glass Works were still standing in the late 1970s.

Cotham Street.

Heading to school through St.Helens town centre. Late 1970s. Camera: Lubitel II tlr.