Green Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, England by Leon Daley

17 May

These photos were all made on March 6th 2013

They offer a view of the state of retail in one of the less fortunate streets in the in the once prosperous industrial town (iron foundries and leather) Green Lane has become isolated from the main body of the town by the A 4148 duel carriageway which speeds traffic through the town but, discourages stopping, and is difficult to cross.

Green lane was a once a local high street of about 60 retail units (all independent traders I would guess) serving the foundry and tanning district (now gone)

I have included one serviving shop (Walsall2-ns selling second hand goods) and the only local pub (Walsall2-c) as the 1 to 4 ratio of open to closed would reflect the make-up of the street.  The other three I have chosen to reflect the progressive state of the streets decline ,All the open shops were well fortified
The street offers extensive free parking and has a free car park (now derelict and surrounded by steel shuttering), but has very little footfall.

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2 Responses to “Green Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, England by Leon Daley”

  1. sedge808 May 18, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    very cool.

  2. leon daley May 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    thanks

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