Exhibition dates: 22-06-19 to 13-07-19
Two Hundred & Forty Feet High
Twenty Three Floors
Eighty Eight Two Bedroom Flats
Forty Four One Bedroom Flats
Two Lifts Odd & Even Floors
Standing as a single solitary obelisk of hard concrete surrounded by softer sediments, the 23 storey high-rise residential block Stretford House has for fifty years acted as Stretford’s very own security guard. Scanning the busy skyline for planes at Ringway Airport, gazing over the ever meandering River Mersey flood plain, manning the historical border post between Lancashire and Cheshire, surveying the scene with its feet firmly planted in Triassic Sandstone as it watches for invaders from space with the help of Bernard Lovell’s radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, which is visible on the horizon.
Stretford House 50 is an exhibition and publication conceived and curated by Bill Mather and the Modernist Society.
Publication design by Wayne Fearnley.
All original photographs were taken by Derek Whitehead the former Borough of Stretford Engineer & Surveyor. They form part of the Stretford Local History Society’s Photographic Archive.