Old Trafford ticket queue

Old Trafford ticket queue

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 queue outside Old Trafford for tickets to the much-anticipated FA Cup semi-final clash between Leeds and Manchester United. It is March 1965.

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Snow on Sefton Park lake

Snow on Sefton Park lake

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 image this week is a classic wintry scene at Sefton Park in January 1963. The lake has frozen over in one of the harshest winters on record, but an overnight fall of snow has ruined any chances of skating.

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Maine Road Braziers

Maine Road Braziers

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 ground staff desperately trying to thaw out the frozen pitch at Maine Road, Manchester, using braziers filled with hot coals. The date is January 8th 1953.

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Empress of Canada

Empress of Canada

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 dramatic image this week shows the ocean liner Empress of Canada teetering precariously close to loading bays on Gladstone Dock after fire had broken out on board.

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