Monday, October 26, 2009
Greyfriars Bus Station, Northampton
The photograph shows the twin gaping maws of Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. You don't often get a maw these days, but Greyfriars has two of them.
I wrote about the bus station a few years ago, linking to a Guardian article of the time. There is also an article about it on the BBC website, with the excellent Richard Church, a Lib Dem councillor from Northampton, making the case for its demolition and an architect offering a selection of increasingly tenuous arguments for its retention.
Editor's note: Architects seldom travel by bus.
In that earlier posting I wrote about the bus station that Greyfriars replaced in 1976. A little research reveals that it was in Derngate on the site now occupied by the town's theatre. I suspect the photograph of the red buses on this page was taken there.