Great pic chris, god how the whole area has changed, difficult for me to track some of the roads! Trying to work it all out from the town hall end! Even lairds has changed so much, doing a lot of work in there and not much looks femiliar!
If you liked that one, try this one. It was used as the frontispiece in the 1947 Plan book. It must be about 1931/33 because the tunnel entrance is well developed but incomplete & the Woodside vent shaft has not yet been built.
Points that sparked my interest:
1)Bottom left corner in between the V of the railway lines going on to the dock and on to Town and Woodside stations are the Engine Sheds that were replaced by the much larger Mollington Street shed mentioned elsewhere.
2) Bottom right corner - new tenements replacing back-to-backs - with some of both still extant.
3)Middle low centre - pristine unopened tunnel entrance - with more than a few gawpers....
4) Across top - the number of tall industrial chimneys
5) Generally the amount of housing - that is now non-residential - especially around the Priory Street and Blackpool Street areas