Spotted in Salford

On a walk through Salford this morning I spotted my first David Cameron election poster, most pleasingly daubed with an alternative slogan underneath. It was a nice surprise as although the Tories aren’t exactly popular in Salford, it’s hardly a bastion of Liberal Democracy either. Good to see that, despite the myriad of parodies of this poster appearing online, old fashioned graffiti is still around.

I was only passing through central Salford to get to a friend’s flat, but I was amazed at the variety of interesting buildings to be found there, in various states of repair. I just had to keep taking photos and have posted the most interesting below. For anyone interested in architecture, I can certainly recommend a visit to Salford, particularly Chapel Street, and preferably with a copy of the SE Lancashire Pevsner to hand.

Former Police Station
Independent Chapel, with modern buildings looming overhead
Salford Education Offices
Salford Cathedral (RC)
Salford Matrix Club - some parts of Salford still living up to the stereotype
Church of St. Philip and Manchester & Salford Savings Bank
Salford Lads' Club, opened by Baden-Powell and immortalised by the famous photo of The Smiths standing in its doorway