April 21st 1944 The harsh realities of life in wartime Manchester are captured in this powerful image of housewife Mrs Margaret Jones being forced to cook stew on a watchman’s brazier in New Bridge Street. Mrs Jones and her family had been left without gas in her home...read more
As Manchester City’s current crop of playmakers are praised from all quarters, iNostalgia looks back at talented midfielders from the past. Life as player was very different when Manchester City inside forward Joe Hayes made his senior debut against Spurs in October...read more
iNostalgia remembers how Manchester lit the spark of the punk rock explosion in the late 1970s. It was described, quite simply, as the gig that changed the world. The date was June 4th, 1976. The venue was Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall. The group on stage were...read more
Then and Now
Welcome to Then and Now – the brand new feature where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days to how they look now.
Our first photo shows the original Manchester Town Hall on the right looking towards the corner of King Street and Cross Street in 1909 before the facade was added. The second photo is taken from the same spot in 2006 with Lloyds Bank now on the right.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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