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.
Wellington, New Zealand