August 2008

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Image of the Month Feature - August 2008

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WMN/2/1/1055 Drake Circus Development, Nov 1971

This months image has been chosen from our 'Buildings and Development' online gallery by Stacey Dyer, Archivist/Archive Manager

"I have so many favourite images it's hard to choose… let's just say this is my favourite image of the moment!

At first inspection you'd be forgiven for thinking it is an artist impression but it is in fact one of the many photographic images from the WMN collection showing the foundations for what would become the car park and the area of shops which existed before the new Drake Circus shopping centre.

I love the obvious paradox between old and new in this image; the impressive facade of Charles Church standing proud against the contemporary crane".


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