With both ITV and the BBC residing in Manchester, there is no shortage of TV greats that were produced in the city. Here are some of the most popular TV shows that were made in Manchester. Coronation Street Coronation Street is synonymous with Manchester. Famed for...read more
Fagin's nightclub opened in 1970 on Oxford Street in Manchester. Many famous faces performed there in the 70s and 80s, including Cliff Richard and Lulu. Beneath Fagin's, lay its sister club Rafters. Known since the early 90s as The Music Box, this eclectic venue saw...read more
The Stone Roses are one of the most celebrated Manchester bands. Formed in 1983, the band went on to enjoy success throughout the late 80's and early 90's. Their most prominent line up consisted of Ian Brown on vocals, John Squire on guitar, bassist Gary 'Mani'...read more
It’s amusing to reflect that one of London’s most famous TV characters was a Mancunian. For John Thaw, who played Flying Squad Detective Jack Regan in The Sweeney, was actually born in Longsight, Manchester. The Sweeney became a symbol for 1970s London –savvy, smart...read more
St Ann's Square is a major focal point for the city of Manchester. We know it today for its retail shops and market stalls however St Ann's Square also has an intriguing history. The area was once known as Acresfield, the earliest recording of which dates back to...read more
Ocean Software was founded in Manchester in 1983. The company headquarters were located on Central Street in Manchester City Centre. Originally named Spectrum Software, the initial name caused some confusion due to the similarly named ZX Spectrum. As a result of this,...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 now.
This week our image, dating from 1930, shows a stretch of Oxford Road that will be well known to Manchester students past and present.
Ackers Street is on the left and the gates of the Holy Name Church are just visible. The spire of Manchester Royal Infirmary can be seen in the distance.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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