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I was reading Lee McFadden's interview with photographer Paul Slattery elsewhere on this website. I always like to look up the locations of interesting photos on Google Maps, to see what places look like now, but I had never done so with these photos before now -  probably because, until I read the interview, all I knew was that this photo session took place somewhere in Stockport. (No use googling without at least a general idea of the street names, or you could be looking all day and not find it). But now, with references to Strawberry studios, the Waterloo pub, and a street called Hopes Carr, that gives you something to work with.

I found the location of the "out in the open space" shots quite easily - it's about half way up Hopes Carr, facing North. You can see a few of the same buildings behind the (?) car park area. (That funny photo of some lads posing as J.D. in the same spot also helped).
But what I couldn't quite pinpoint was the "corner of street, with railings" photos. I wonder does anyone know the exact street corner where these were taken?

Googling "Joy division stockport", I was interested to see a couple of shots from that session which I had never seen before - taken at the same spot but facing the opposite direction (the band in front of the railings with some sort of industrial units behind them). My first thought was, was it the corner just outside the Waterloo pub? The shape of the street corner seems to be about right, but if so, then gone are the railings, in fact gone is just about everything in the background....so maybe that wasn't it. What doesn't help is that the building in the original photos looks as if it's scheduled for demolition that week! So it's probably not there now.
...Any ideas, anyone?
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Thanks mate, a quick comparison of the "facing the other way" photos (with the offices/industry units in the background) confirms that you're spot on.
I wonder what the building was on Waterloo St which is just an area of grass now, and how soon after the JD pic was it demolished? (Don't mind me, I'm just musing aloud!)
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After a bit of googling, it seems that the delapidated building behind J.D. (in the famous Stockport "street corner" photos) was a music venue known as The Tabernacle, (also known as Sgt Peppers circa late 60's). Apparently Hendrix played there several(?) times, and also many other well-known bands of that era. It had caught fire at some point before the photos were taken (not sure when), and of course, was demolished at some point afterwards.
So there we go, with thanks to twenty4hours. To clarify: The band are standing at the NW corner of the crossroads between Waterloo Rd and Middle Hillgate, Stockport, with the camera pointing SW.
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Is there a way of posting Google Earth links to those spots on here?
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I'll give it a try....

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4068694,-2.1547937,19z?hl=en

Not sure if that'll work, but if it does, the crossroads is in the centre of the page. Switch to street view, and as twenty4hours said above, the band are standing in front of that barber shop.
(Q. "How can you be sure? The background doesn't look the same") - Well, as I said, Paul Slattery took another few shots in the same spot but from (almost) the opposite direction (camera pointing ESE towards Edward St). I hadn't seen these before, but they show up on a google image search for "paul slattery joy division", on a "pinterest" page. In the background of those shots, you can see the building with the square-checkered wall, which still looks the same today.
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