We all feel some kind of connection to the place we grew up. Whether in a city or a small town, we’re shaped by our surroundings and associate certain memories with the places we were born. I think it’s important to showcase the places we grew up because each of us has our own unique perspective and photography is a powerful medium to showcase these sensations.

The town of Stretford in Manchester is where I grew up. Known as the home of Manchester United football club and famous names like L.S Lowry, Emmeline Pankhurst, John Rylands and Morrisey, Stretford has often been overshadowed by these connections.

The town itself has been linked to disrepair and negligence, the ugly step cousin to the trendier districts of Chorlton, Didsbury and Altrincham. In recent years, there’s been a push to revitalise the area. 

The following collection shows Stretford as it is, with old architecture mingling with the new developments that will shape the future.


Stretford Mall.

Stretford Food Hall.

Tribute to L.S Lowry.

Stretford Town Hall.

Longford Cinema.

Shopping at Stretford Mall.

View of the River Mersey.

2 thoughts on “Stretford

  1. Okay, you’ve just put Stretford on my “bucket list” of places I need to visit before I kick the bucket! My bride and I have been to England, Wales and Scotland a couple of times but somehow missed this jewel! I’ll let you know if we come your way!! Maybe we can treat you to your favorite restaurant! 😉

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