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Then and Now
St John Street, off Deansgate
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.
This week, our image features St John Street, off Deansgate, in 1900. St John’s church, dating from the 18th century, dominates the view.
St John’s was completed in 1770 by Edward Byrom, co-founder of the first bank in Manchester. It was a memorial to his father John Byrom, the famous writer, poet and diarist and inventor of shorthand.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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