Ian Brown of Manchester band the Stone Roses, August 2012

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Everton players in pre-season training, August 1952

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Oldham Street

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

This week our main image shows Oldham Street in 1900. There’s a real hustle and bustle about the place as people flock to its shops and stores.

Pedestrians avoid the trams as they carefully make their way over the tracks and cobbles in the middle of the busy thoroughfare.

Oldham Street was in its heyday in the early 1900s and was part of Manchester’s commercial heartland. It was later the home to retail giants Marks and Spencer and C&A in the city.

But, over the years, the street fell into decline and became a run-down area.

Then Now

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17th July 1992: The Queen officially opens Metrolink by unveiling a plaque at St Peter’s Square during her visit to Manchester.

The first phase involved the conversion of two rail lines – the Bury-Victoria line in the north and the Altrincham-Piccadilly line in the south – and the construction of a connecting tramway through the city.

Metrolink currently has 93 stops along 57 miles of track, making it the UK’s largest light rail system.

Seven lines lead from the city centre to termini in Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport and Rochdale.

A new line is under construction which will take passengers to the Trafford Centre.
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17th July 1992: The Queen officially opens Metrolink by unveiling a plaque at St Peter’s Square during her visit to Manchester.
The first phase involved the conversion of two rail lines – the Bury-Victoria line in the north and the Altrincham-Piccadilly line in the south – and the construction of a connecting tramway through the city.
Metrolink currently has 93 stops along 57 miles of track, making it the UK’s largest light rail system.
Seven lines lead from the city centre to termini in Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport and Rochdale. 
A new line is under construction which will take passengers to the Trafford Centre.

 

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That was good of her ' Has she been back since ?

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Seriously, how the hell is that 27 years ago?

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Does anyone remember the rag and bone men?

Used to get donkey stone to do front steps off rag n bone man. Anyone remember donkey stoning steps?

That's 70s Bowie.

How old is the photo? Looks like a Bay City Rollers hairstyle! And flares. 1970's. :-)

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Used to get a goldfish in a bowl if you had enough old clothes.

Used to have tatie ray with his horse and carriage, bloody hell its miles away from now but was good times 😁

a great old picture, love it.

Rag and Bone Man sure do , any Old Lumber that's what it sounded like me .

not that i remember butt do remember milkie and his horse thou

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17th July 1992: The Queen officially opens @MCRMetrolink by unveiling a plaque at St Peter’s Square during her visit to #Manchester.

EXCITING NEWS!
We are marking #OurEmmeline's birthday with the news that a book about all of the radical women that featured as part of the #Womanchester campaign will be published in the autumn. It will be written by @HelenAntrobus and @Andrew4Didsbury
#FirstintheFight

15th July 1962: Striker Denis Law becomes Britain’s most expensive player as he moves from Torino to Manchester United for a fee of £115,000.

Watching him put pen to paper are football agent Gigi Peronace, left, and United manager Matt Busby.

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