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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 shows the rousing welcome the Liverpool football team received on returning from the 1950 FA Cup Final at Wembley.
This week’s Then & Now looks at Liverpool’s Cook Street Arcade after it was devastated by German bombs on May 3rd 1941 and compares it with how it looks today
Plus, Prince Philip visits Salford University and Bury Grammar School, and the latest kitchen gadgets go on display at 1950 Manchester exhibition
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Plus, Duran Duran play Manchester International 2, and Corrie writers discuss script before run-through with cast of ’66
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Plus, Disney’s Walter Boag entertains the children of Manchester, and singer Joe Brown appears in ‘Idols on Parade’ at Manchester Hippodrome
Then and Now
King Street, Manchester
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.
This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.
Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.
But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.
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