Photographers uncovered some extraordinary sights when they went behind the scenes at Coronation Street 50 years ago this month. Not least was prim and proper Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return, lying down on a bed with husband Jack – in broad daylight too!...read more
APRIL 5TH 1952 It’s all eyes on the ball as West Bromwich Albion inside right John Nicholls goes in for a mid-air duel with Manchester City’s Roy Paul and Kenneth Branagan at Maine Road. West Brom won the Division One encounter 2-1. City eventually finished 15th in...read more
iNostalgia looks back on 40 years at Strangeways prison from the execution of Margaret Allen in 1949 to the riot of 1990. The longest jail riot in British penal history started just after a Sunday morning sermon in Strangeways’ chapel. About 300 inmates had filed into...read more
The Hacienda in Manchester was once described as the coolest club in the world. iNostalgia looks back at the wonder years.It’s hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Hacienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning.After all, acid house,...read more
MARCH 25TH 1943 Youngsters make an impromptu swing out of a lamppost on the corner of a Manchester street during the Second World War. A pram is parked on the pavement while a group of children patiently wait their turn. It’s a wonderful image of simple pleasures,...read more
Here at iNostlagia, we enjoy looking back at the past and sharing our stories and memories. One of the most significant changes in recent history is the growth and evolution of the internet. With information now accessible at the click of a button, it’s difficult to...read more
Then and Now
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.
Three different types of transport are pictured alongside each other in our main image of Piccadilly in 1915.
First in line and partly obscured, is a trolley-bus. It was, quite simply, a double-decker run on electricity through trolley poles.
An environmental dream, the trolley-bus was quiet, fume-free and more flexible in traffic than a tram. It could also accelerate like a sports car and stop on a sixpence!
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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