Category: 1940s

Princess Elizabeth in Albert Square 1949

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows Princess Elizabeth, our future Queen, reviewing troops in Albert Square. It is March 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War.

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D-Day

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, iNostalgia recalls how news of the Normandy landings reached Manchester

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Images of War

iNostalgia remembers the home front in Manchester during World War II with the help of some remarkable pictures from the M.E.N. archives.

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24th November, 1931 ~ Pupils at Chetham’s School in Manchester get to sample the Christmas pudding mixture as the cook gets to work in the old ‘Norman’ kitchen 🎄

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📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986. ⁠

A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?⁠

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