Bury vicar’s daughter Richmal Crompton was always a little confused about her hugely successful Just William stories. She couldn’t understand why likeable scamp William was so popular…
The three Ps – protests, pickets and power cuts – are what many people remember about the 1970s. Britain experienced a decade of industrial unrest – and Manchester was no exception. Miners, dockers, firefighters, power workers and postal staff all took to the streets in strikes or disputesread more
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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 shows Oldham Street in 1900. There’s a real hustle and bustle about the place as people flock to its shops and stores.
Pedestrians avoid the trams as they carefully make their way over the tracks and cobbles in the middle of the busy thoroughfare.
Your Return Ticket to the Past
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