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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 now.
This week our main picture shows Heaton Park in 1906. Its previous owner the Earl of Wilton had sold it to Manchester City Council just four years earlier in 1902.
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Welcome to Then and Now, where we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. This week we look back at demolition work on the final section of the Liverpool Overhead Railway in January 1958.
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This week we take a look at the busy thoroughfare of Cross Street, once the home of Manchester’s newspaper industry and compare it with how it looks today
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.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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