Photo project to underline how high street has changed in 10 years

Wednesday 20th October 2021 5:00 pm
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Stuart Hardingham and Ian Leece outside Simpsons Hardware in Peel, taken in 2011 as part of the Manx Shop Fronts project Photo: Chris Littler ()

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Businesses in Peel will be photographed for a project at the end of this month.

Chris Littler, a photographer and former Peel resident, will visit the island from Sheffield to continue his project focusing on the changes Peel high street has undergone in the last 10 years.

Mr Littler first photographed Peel in 2011 when he visited 130 shops and interviewed various employees for the project, named Peel2011.com.

Side by side comparisons will show how much has changed a decade on from the original photos.

The project will monitor the social and economic changes in the town by surveying businesses’ functions and job roles.

Between October 25 and 29, Mr Littler aims to visit all businesses in the town and display the results on his website manxshopfronts.com as well as archive them in the iMuseum.

Mr Littler said: ’I’m excited to return to see how things have changed, knowing I’ll meet again many of the same people, some of them in new locations, and also many new faces.’

Peel Heritage Trust will also be involved.

Mr Littler is encouraging businesses to complete a survey at manxshopfronts.com to find out more information about the changes in the town.

Businesses in Peel will be photographed for a project at the end of this month.

Chris Littler, a photographer and former Peel resident, will visit the island from Sheffield to continue his project focusing on the changes Peel high street has undergone in the last 10 years.

Mr Littler first photographed Peel in 2011 when he visited 130 shops and interviewed various employees for the project, named Peel2011.com.

Side by side comparisons will show how much has changed a decade on from the original photos.

The project will monitor the social and economic changes in the town by surveying businesses’ functions and job roles.

Between October 25 and 29, Mr Littler aims to visit all businesses in the town and display the results on his website manxshopfronts.com as well as archive them in the iMuseum.

Mr Littler said: ’I’m excited to return to see how things have changed, knowing I’ll meet again many of the same people, some of them in new locations, and also many new faces.’

Peel Heritage Trust will also be involved.

Mr Littler is encouraging businesses to complete a survey at manxshopfronts.com to find out more information about the changes in the town.

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