ANYBODY driving past the Cantilever Bridge recently can’t failed to have noticed the enormous apartment development springing up by the Manchester Ship Canal.

Almost 200 flats are being built on the former Beers Timber land on Station Road in Latchford.

This week, we have been sent this great picture of the same land in a rather more sedate time.

Malcolm Groarke sent this image from the 1950s of the same Station Road land.

Warrington Guardian:

It shows what was then Warrington Timber and the old Latchford Station which no longer exists.

The Latchford swing bridge can be seen further down in the picture.

The current plans will see 39 one-bedroom, 138 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom flats constructed in the three-storey buildings in the £10 million project.