Chester Road, Manchester, M32
Well the Essoldo building is worthy of a website all of its own and in actual fact there are already one or two those in existence already.
However it would certainly be remiss of me not to mention a few words here about the history behind Stretford's most iconic building.
For those of us that are old enough to remember (and sadly I am), on the corner of King Street and Chester road was Stretford's Picturedrome Cinema. The two people who owned this were a couple of Manchester men called Jackson and Newport and in the late 1930's they set about building a super new cinema on the corner of Edge Lane and Chester road.
Shaped in the design of an old fashioned cash register with 3 huge phallic symbols
Full of art deco design and razzamataz this was the very first building in Britain to make use of neon tube lighting and the people of Stretford were justly proud of their spanking new cinema
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