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Rear Facade of the Mansion House, Victoria Park, St Helens, Merseyside

Rear Facade of the Mansion House, Victoria Park, St Helens, Merseyside

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Rear Facade of the Mansion House, Victoria Park, St Helens, Merseyside

The Mansion House was built in 1850 for local solicitor, John Andsell, this magnificent house has been at the centre of the St Helens community for well over 150 years and is set within its own grounds, in Victoria Park. The Victorian Italianate style grade II listed Mansion House has had many different uses from a private residence to a museum. It is now owned and managed by Age UK Mid Mersey. This image was photographed with a circa 1974 Olympus OM1 MD 35mm SLR film camera. Kodak Colorplus ISO 200 film was used and it was developed by myself. I re-photographed the negative digitally on a full frame SLR camera using a macro lens. In post-production I converted the image to black and white.

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