Good grief, so it is. and the two tone brick work is just how I remembered. I don't remember the shops just before it though. My Nan (the other one) used to walk me from Park Drive off Hasland Road up into town under Horns Bridge then up past The Hotel. When my Mam took me on the same route she used to tell me of how there was a road block by the bridge during the war because there were 3 main line railways crossing over each other and it was a security precaution because it was a prime target. She would have been on her way to work in the offices of Bryan Donkin and had to pass every day. Well, thats what I was told anyway.
I always remember the journey as a nightmare, there was a lot of heavy traffic and I used to have black stripes under my running nose from all the soot and pollutants in the atmosphere. I used to run under Horns bridge because it was so dark and dank.
Thanks for digging out that photo, it has brought back and reinforced many memories.