Category: Manchester

Valentine’s Day Quiz

Today is Valentine’s Day – and our nostalgia quiz this week has a distinctly romantic theme! Why not test your knowledge of couples in love in Manchester, mainly in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and compare your score with friends?

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Puskas at Ringway 1965

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 four of the greatest footballers of all time gathered at Ringway Airport, Manchester, in March 1965.

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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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Dickenson Road Studios Quiz

It’s hard to believe that some of the BBC’s most popular programmes were once broadcast from a converted Wesleyan Chapel in Rusholme. How well do you remember Dickenson Road or the stars who recorded there? Why not test your knowledge in our weekly nostalgia quiz.

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Memories of the 50s Quiz

Our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Manchester in the 1950s – a time when post-war austerity finally lifted, TV came into people’s lives and Britain’s first motorway was opened in the North West.

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Man City FA Cup 1969

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 the victorious Manchester City team parading the FA Cup on an open-top bus outside the Town Hall. The date is April 27th 1969.

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The steps must still be cleaned, despite a foggy day in Manchester 1926.

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