Peel 2011 – “ten years on” A photo archive project by Chris Littler for  Culture Vannin, Peel Commissioners, Peel Heritage Trust and Corlett Bolton & Co.

The aim of the project was to create a lasting record of the Peel business quarter in 2011 and again ten years later in 2021.
The shops and their environment of a town like Peel are an important part of its character and are ever changing. Dramatic changes have been observed over recent years with a number of small independent shops closing for good, and new development flourishes around the town, particularly in the harbour area. Businesses continue to come and go, and whilst photography is quick, cheap and plentiful these days, it is also transient, particularly in digital format, and so we wanted to create a systematic record that can be preserved for the future.
We also collected brief information about businesses as well as to photograph them. Of particular interest for the future are the data on numbers and roles of workers.
See all the images and data on the website Manx Shop Fronts

Peel 2011 images