Airport Departure Lounge

Airport Departure Lounge

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. Our main image this week may look like a doctor’s waiting room, but it is actually the international departure gate at...
Piccadilly Lancaster Bomber

Piccadilly Lancaster Bomber

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. Our main image this week comes from an era before social distancing when thousands of Mancunians crowded into...
Ashton Corrie Stars

Ashton Corrie Stars

You could argue that Ashton-under-Lyne has cornered the market when it comes to Coronation Street stars. Amanda Barrie, born in Ashton, was unforgettable as Alma Sedgewick and Sean Wilson made the character of Martin Platt his own for two decades from 1985 to 2005....
Then & Now – Bold Street, Liverpool

Then & Now – Bold Street, Liverpool

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.Our main photo this week shows Bold Street in January 1938 with Radiant House, the headquarters of the Liverpool...