Middlewich Youth Theatre days.
As the procession negotiates Leadsmithy Street we can see, to the extreme right, part of Les Gibbin's shop, with its Walls Ice Cream sign and its cigarette and Wrigley's Chewing Gum machines, which stood (and still stands) where Leadsmithy Street becomes Lewin Street. The shop is still there, but empty. It last served as offices for J&M Print.
In the left background is the old mill which is now the base for Town Bridge Motors and, below this, we can see the public toilets, built on stilts above the wharf, which are perpetually under threat of closure..
To the right of that is, just above the bus shelter, the wharfinger's cottage which is part of the Town Wharf collection of buildings. It's interesting to note that, at this time, the cottage wasn't white-washed.. It's probable that none of the buildings on Town Wharf were white-washed at this time, but must have been so treated a few years later, as evidenced by this shot taken during the Kinderton Street remodelling. If the white-wash had only recently been applied, this would help explain why the buildings seemed to be in so much better condition then than they do now.