Bus Station and Precinct – Hanley

Once upon a time almost everywhere there was a bus station and a shopping precinct.

Built in the Sixties from concrete and optimism.

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Once upon a time almost everywhere there wasn’t a bus station and a shopping precinct.

Partially demolished, partially rebuilt, replaced by a new kind of optimism.

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Peopled with a new kind of people.

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Where will the old type of people go?

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Over a number of years I visited the site and recorded its sad demise, heartlessly tinned-up, unloved, windswept and almost devoid of hope.

No more tea and toast in Tony’s Café.

No more nothing.

No more.

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