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Then & Now – Merseyside streets

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Then & Now – Merseyside streets

Then & Now – Merseyside streets

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. This week our main image from May 1977 shows children celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in Carberry Road, Gorton, with splendid shields and hats.

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King Street, Manchester

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.

Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.

But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.

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13th January 1978: Donald "Ginger" McCain, the trainer of three times Grand National winner Red Rum, pictured with the famous racehorse at their stables in Birkdale, Southport in Merseyside. ... See MoreSee Less

13th January 1978: Donald Ginger McCain, the trainer of three times Grand National winner Red Rum, pictured with the famous racehorse at their stables in Birkdale, Southport in Merseyside.

 

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Handsome horse ...lovely photo of the trainer and his horse..

The best Grand National horse ever.

RUMMY always had a Cheeky Face

Great horse

Hate the grand national,should be abolished, money and greed!!!

Loved this horse, xx

Such a gentleman of a horse, very kind hearted, bold and I enjoyed watching him race 😍 xx

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45 years ago: “Down Down” by Status Quo (pictured) slowly edged its way to the top. Having entered the top 40 7 weeks ago at 34th, the group gained their only No. 1.

35 years ago: Band Aid’s “Do They Know Its Christmas Time” was still stilling in top spot. This was the last week that the 1984 Christmas No.1 would hold on to top spot. Wham’s Christmas hit “Last Christmas” remained second.

25 years ago: RedNex hit “Cotton Eye Joe” took the top spot after 5 weeks in the charts. It would hold on to Number One for 3 weeks.
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CHART TOPPER SUNDAY
45 years ago: “Down Down” by Status Quo (pictured) slowly edged its way to the top. Having entered the top 40 7 weeks ago at 34th, the group gained their only No. 1.
35 years ago: Band Aid’s “Do They Know Its Christmas Time” was still stilling in top spot. This was the last week that the 1984 Christmas No.1 would hold on to top spot. Wham’s Christmas hit “Last Christmas” remained second. 
25 years ago: RedNex hit “Cotton Eye Joe” took the top spot after 5 weeks in the charts. It would hold on to Number One for 3 weeks.

 

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10th January 1961: Women at work at Tate and Lyle. They packed sugar from 6am til 2pm and then did the family wash at the corpy laundry, finishing at 5pm. But these Liverpool housewives still found time for a laugh. ... See MoreSee Less

10th January 1961: Women at work at Tate and Lyle. They packed sugar from 6am til 2pm and then did the family wash at the corpy laundry, finishing at 5pm. But these Liverpool housewives still found time for a laugh.

 

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When people worked and lived together

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Could you imagine the young uns today doing this ? They would be to busy taking selfies

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They look a happy bunch. 😊😊💗

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13th January 1978: Donald "Ginger" McCain, the trainer of three times #GrandNational winner Red Rum, pictured with the famous racehorse at their stables in Birkdale, Southport in Merseyside.

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10th January 1961: Women at work at Tate and Lyle. They packed sugar from 6am til 2pm and then did the family wash at the corpy laundry, finishing at 5pm. But these Liverpool housewives still found time for a laugh.

In December 1886 Eloísa Díaz Insunza graduated from the University of Chile's School of Medicine: the first woman to become a doctor of medicine in South America. For 30 years she was the head of Chile's School Medical Service; she founded kindergartens and clinics for the poor.

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