It all looks a bit different today. Taken in April 1962 this was the view along Oxford Street in Bolton looking towards Victoria Square.

The Bolton News: Oxford Street, Bolton, 1962

The left of the main block was occupied by the Co-op with Whitakers next to it and the Westminster Bank (long before the days of Nat West) completing the line-up.

There were traffic lights at the end of Oxford Street as it would be another seven years before the area was pedestrianised.