Then & Now : Strangeways

Then & Now : Strangeways

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 Strangeways Prison, now known as HM Prison Manchester, at the height of the 25-day riot in...
Then & Now : Piccadilly Gardens

Then & Now : Piccadilly Gardens

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 the familiar open space of Piccadilly Gardens in the 1970s. The area is festooned with...
Liverpool’s Empire Theatre in the 1970s

Liverpool’s Empire Theatre in the 1970s

You could say the only way was Essex at the Liverpool Empire 45 years ago this month in 1974. Crowds of adoring fans crammed into the theatre to see their idol David Essex croon his way through some of his greatest hits while hundreds waited outside. They’d queued for...