FIVE TOWNS BACK STREET : ALAN BURNETT Circa 1971
So much about this particular photograph says West Yorkshire to me. It is a back street and - mathematical impossibility or not - West Yorkshire always seems to have more back streets than front streets. There are inclines, and West Yorkshire always seems to have cornered the market in inclines. But those are bricks and not stone. And my old negatives always come in strips of five or six - and this particular shot is surrounded by pictures of Stoke or Hanley or Burslem. So we will content ourselves with the Arnold Bennett description of the "Five Towns" and in that case it must date back to the early 1970s.