Elizabeth Charlton: Local.93.023

I lived for a very short time in Manchester in 1992 and would regularly go to Marks & Spencer, though I don’t know if it had had a change of location since this slide was taken. I adopted this slide for two reasons;

1. M&S is such a British icon; while it has its own archives, this slide represents the local Mancunian presence

2. A building close to my current work in Wellington, New Zealand has a wavy awning. To see that this was already trendy in 1960s has made me consider architectural influences

As an archivist, I can understand the value of this collection, not just for research but also for its representation of a changing Manchester. To disestablish this collection is to remove memory and identity.

Elizabeth Charlton
Wellington, New Zealand

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