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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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Plus, Salford-born playwright Shelagh Delaney looks pensive, and there’s clowning around when Bertram Mills’ circus comes to town
After winning the league and three cups at Manchester City, Joe Mercer’s managerial career took an unpredicted turn in the early 1970s…
Plus, Mick Jagger strikes a pose as Stones play packed Belle Vue venue, and dustbin vans line up for inspection at annual prize-giving ceremony
iNostalgia remembers Brian Epstein – the record shop owner from Rodney Street who brought the Beatles to the world
iNostalgia looks back on how the paths of TV soaps Coronation Street and Brookside have crossed over the years
Plus, Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst chat to Sir Alf Ramsey at Old Trafford, and Swedish movie actress Marta Toren arrives in Manchester
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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