It was all happening in Bolton town centre when this photo was taken in 1959.
It shows major works taking place on Newport Street where a new block of shops was nearing completion.
You are looking towards the town hall and Victoria Square and at this point traffic still flowed in both directions past the town hall and along Newport Street.
The road was clearly being resurfaced causing a few problems for motorists.
Does anyone remember the impressive clock on the right on the photo topped by a Bolton elephant? Which shop was that part of? And what what happened to it?