Railing against city centre parking charges...

Back in 1937, the lucky few who could afford to buy a car - they cost almost the same as a small house - wouldn't have had to worry their wealthy heads about the extra cost of parking.

This brilliant image, taken in an unknown city centre car park (my guess is on the corner of Renfrew Street and West Nile Street, right beside the side gable of the old Green's Playhouse/Apollo), is almost as interesting for the wall of adverts as it is for the cars. Heinz Salad Cream, The King's (with two 'n's?) and Alhambra Theatres, Booth's Gin, Worthington's Beer, Gaymer's Cider, Co-op jams and Jellies, Bluebell Margarine, Bell's Whisky, Cadbury's, Reckitt's Blue laundry whitener, they are all there. There's even one for the then new streamlined Bluebird Coronation motor coach.