A couple of photographs taken from similar vantage points, but 60 or 70 years apart. The first is from the 1950’s showing the viewpoint back to the Wages Building and the David Livingstone Centre, taken from the David Livingstone memorial Bridge. This photo dating sometime after 1952 – 1960 shows the ragged edge of the wages building, which once had further buildings adjoining it. In the background, a neat and well maintained David Livingstone Centre is perched on the upper riverbank.
The second picture was taken in 2014 by myself whilst out walking in October. You can see how an upper dormer has been added to the wages building when it was renovated and how the ragged edge is now broken off and smooth. The picture also serves well to show the new(isn) flats to the right, constructed in a manner sympathetic to the mills.