When I first moved to Ellesmere Port, nearly half a century ago, I can’t say I was impressed. Recently, however, I was given a CD full of old photos, and was surprised by how many of them I recognised. Several buildings are hardly changed, and even with wholesale demolition in parts of the town, many roads are still recognisable. There’s more history to be seen than many of us realise, even if we don’t live somewhere that is noted as being “historic”.

I had already started “colourising” my old family photos, so I thought I’d give these pictures the same treatment. Then I found an old program, bought years ago and forgotten, which allows me to morph one picture into another.

I’ve tried to make the colours as accurate as possible, and I’ve tried to take the modern pictures from the same angle as the old ones, obstacles and busy roads permitting!

I hope you find the results as fascinating as I do!

If you have any difficulty seeing the animations, and only see a still picture, try right-clicking on it and selecting the option to open the image in a new tab or window.


4 responses

  1. I wonder – might be tricky to do, but a map showing the relative locations of the photos, or a link on each post to a googlemaps ‘flag’, might be interesting too. Fascinating to have a good look round!

    June 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    • I’ve been pondering that myself, and how best to do it. Watch this space!

      June 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  2. Mrs Davies

    Hi, the site is great, have you got any old pictures of the post office and chip shop that were down Stanley road on the junction with Nelson road?

    July 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    • I haven’t seen one yet, but the junction is still there, so if I find an old photo I’ll be able to get a new one to go with it.

      July 23, 2014 at 2:01 am

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